Very large ore carrier Stellar Daisy sank with the presumed loss of 22 lives on 31 March 2017. The Polaris Shipping-owned vessel was travelling from Brazil to China when the incident happened. Although the cause of the casualty has not yet been established, one of the two surving crew members said the ship had split in two after listing and taking on water. Other causes suggested for the loss include liquefaction of Stellar Daisy's iron ore cargo. Its South Korean owner hasinspected its surving fleet, and admitted in early May that cracks were found on another of its ore carriers.