Risk management company Windward says its data shows the LPG carriers Candy and Maestro, which were involved in a major explosion that claimed the lives of 14 seafarers in the Kerch Strait last week, were at a “very high risk” of having a ship casualty.

If you could choose any two ships destined to be involved in a serious incident, you would do well to pick the Candy and the Maestro


Windward’s insurance risk model rates either ship — the 4,415-cbm Maestro (built 1990) and 4,400-cbm Candy (built 1992) — as “very high risk” of being involved in an incident.