Ship is a 1977 built, geared, 5 hold, bulk carrier
apparently owned by Cosco, flagged Panama.
All sorts of questions on this one.
Was she really under tow?
How can 2/3rd's of crew be killed
in a cargo hold fire?
With this combination of flag
and "class" unlikely we will get any answers.
What we do know was that Lloyds Register
suspended her class 2006-06-08,
whereupon she switched
to Intermaritime Certification Services, S.A.
This makes her at least the third major casualty
in 2009 on a ship using a third (or 4th) tier
See also Chang Ying (22 killed) and Black Rose (1 killed).