February 26, 2020 / 6:20 PM / 5 months ago

Brazil miner Vale says iron ore ship was damaged -statement

RIO/SAO PAULO, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Brazilian miner Vale SA said on Wednesday the bow of the iron ore ship "MV Stellar Banner" was damaged after leaving a port in the northern Brazilian state of Maranhao on Monday.

In a statement, Vale said the ship, which is 100 km off the Brazilian coast, is owned and operated by the South-Korean company Polaris. A crew of 20 people has been evacuated from the damaged ship.

Reporting by Marta Nogueira and Roberto Samora Editing by Chris Reese

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