I have no idea about the engineering of oil freighters, let alone their stress points or even breaking points. But this seems way to strange. Why would this vessel run into ground, and why would it split in two? Seriously! This sounds more like science fiction, or something done on purpose.

Anyways, here is the article:

https://www.rt.com/news/531806-japan-freighter-oil-spill/

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