MV Korean Star (1984)

The MV Korean Star was a bulk carrier, built in 1984, that was wrecked on 20 May 1988 near Cape Cuvier, Western Australia.

Name: Korean Star
Owner: Green Spanker Shipping, S A
Port of registry: Panama
Identification: IMO number: 8313403
Fate: Wrecked on 20 May 1988.
General characteristics
Type: Bulk carrier
Length: 174 metres (571 ft)
Beam: 26 metres (85 ft)
Draft: 10.6 metres (35 ft)
Propulsion: Single screw


The Korean Star sailed from Hong Kong on 11 May 1988 in ballast with 19 crew aboard. While anchored off Cape Cuvier, she dragged her anchors as a result of cyclonic weather conditions associated with Cyclone Herbie and was wrecked on 20 May 1988.

The vessel was declared a constructive total loss after it broke in two shortly after grounding. The remains are found only 56 metres (184 ft) off shore at the base of a cliff within the boundaries of Quobba Station.[1]


  1. "Quobba Station". 2013. Archived from the original on 23 March 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.

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