Casualties

We provide e-mail Casualty notices to our clients in order to ensure they are fully up-to-date with the newest Casualties. 

To receive such notification, please contact cargoclaims@w-e-cox.co.uk

In addition, regular updates of the latest Casualties are listed below:

Recent Casualties

Date: 02/12/2020
Type: Further to our Casualty Advice earlier today, ONE and NYK, as operators and managers of ONE APUS, have issued a situation update (see below), confirming what is anticipated to be a record number of containers lost or damaged in stormy weather, currently estimated at some 1,900+ units. As of 1300 UTC 2nd December, ONE APUS was sailing in the opposite direction from port of destination, attempting to stabilise vessel and cargo, and mitigate the risk of more losses, by following more favourable weather conditions.
Vessel: CASUALTY UPDATE - ONE APUS
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Further to our Casualty Advice earlier today, ONE and NYK, as operators and managers of ONE APUS, have issued a situation update (see below), confirming what is anticipated to be a record number of containers lost or damaged in stormy weather, currently estimated at some 1,900+ units. As of 1300 UTC 2nd December, ONE APUS was sailing in the opposite direction from port of destination, attempting to stabilise vessel and cargo, and mitigate the risk of more losses, by following more favourable weather conditions.

Singapore, December 2, 2020 Update No 1.

Chidori Ship Holding LLC as owners and NYK Shipmanagement Pte Ltd as managers of the container vessel ONE Apus (IMO# 9806079) report that the ship is now proceeding in a westerly direction towards Japan with plans to seek a suitable port to right unstable containers, assess any damages and determine the exact numbers of containers lost after encountering severe weather on the night of Monday, November 30 2020.

The vessel was on passage from Yantian, China to Long Beach, USA approximately 1600NM North West of Hawaii, when it encountered a violent storm cell producing gale-force winds and large swells which caused the ONE Apus to roll heavily resulting in the dislodging of the lost containers.

A notification was sent to the JRCC in Honolulu and Guam with maritime navigational warnings subsequently broadcast.

Early investigations onboard the ONE Apus have determined that the impacted container bays remain unsafe for close-quarter inspections; however, it is estimated that the number of lost or damaged units could exceed 1,900, of which some 40 are believed to be DG containers.

Our focus remains on getting the ship to a safe port to ensure the ongoing safety of the crew, the vessel and the cargo on board.

A full investigation will be conducted into this incident in conjunction with the Flag State and the relevant maritime authorities.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

If W E Cox Claims Group can be of any assistance, arranging surveys (CWH JOHNSONS INTERNATIONAL USA), adjusting potential losses or undertaking recovery action (W E COX CLAIMS GROUP (USA) LLC), please do not hesitate to contact us.

As appropriate, please contact:

United Kingdom – Paul Friett cargoclaims@w-e-cox.co.uk
Europe – John Jackson – surveys@cwhji.com
Hong Kong – Twinnie Lai twinnie@ceemis.com.hk
Singapore – Paul Sansom psansom@w-e-cox.com.sg
USA – Charles Droll cdroll@w-e-cox.com
Australia – Niall Orr – norr@w-e-cox.com.au


If this or future casualty notices should be forwarded to any of your colleagues, we would be pleased to receive their contact details and we will add them to our Client List.

Date: 02/12/2020
Type: We have learned of an incident involving the vessel ONE APUS, a Japan flag, 2019 built, 146,694gt, fully cellular containership, which encountered severe weather conditions in the Pacific Ocean off the US coast, 1,600 nautical miles north west of Hawaii, causing the vessel to roll, resulting in collapse of stow and a significant number of containers being lost overboard.
Vessel: NEW CASUALTY - ONE APUS
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We have learned of an incident involving the vessel ONE APUS, a Japan flag, 2019 built, 146,694gt, fully cellular containership, which encountered severe weather conditions in the Pacific Ocean off the US coast, 1,600 nautical miles north west of Hawaii, causing the vessel to roll, resulting in collapse of stow and a significant number of containers being lost overboard.

The Master diverted ONE APUS to ensure the continued safety of the crew and ship until conditions eased. A notification was sent to the USCG in Honolulu, and NYK Shipmanagement is coordinating with stakeholders to find a port of refuge for the vessel to assess any damages and determine the numbers of containers lost. A full investigation will be conducted into this incident in conjunction with the Flag State and the relevant maritime authorities.

If W E Cox Claims Group can be of any assistance, arranging surveys (CWH JOHNSONS INTERNATIONAL USA), adjusting potential losses or undertaking recovery action (W E COX CLAIMS GROUP (USA) LLC), please do not hesitate to contact us.

As appropriate, please contact:

United Kingdom – Paul Friett cargoclaims@w-e-cox.co.uk
Europe – John Jackson – surveys@cwhji.com
Hong Kong – Twinnie Lai twinnie@ceemis.com.hk
Singapore – Paul Sansom psansom@w-e-cox.com.sg
USA – Charles Droll cdroll@w-e-cox.com
Australia – Niall Orr – norr@w-e-cox.com.au


If this or future casualty notices should be forwarded to any of your colleagues, we would be pleased to receive their contact details and we will add them to our Client List.

Date: 01/12/2020
Type: We have learned of an incident involving the vessel KMTC SURABAYA, a Panama flag, 2018 built, 28,517gt, fully cellular containership which ran aground in the Belitung Island waters, northern Java Sea, off Indonesia, in the early hours of 27th November.
Vessel: NEW CASUALTY - KMTC SURABAYA
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We have learned of an incident involving the vessel KMTC SURABAYA, a Panama flag, 2018 built, 28,517gt, fully cellular containership which ran aground in the Belitung Island waters, northern Java Sea, off Indonesia, in the early hours of 27th November.

KMTC SURABAYA operates between Chinese, South Korean, Vietnamese, Thai and Indonesian ports, but could have been carrying transhipped cargo emanating from or destined for other locations.

The extent of damage is not yet known but it is possible that professional Salvage operations may be necessary &/or that General Average may be declared.

If W E Cox Claims Group can be of any assistance in providing any securities required, arranging surveys, adjusting potential losses &/or undertaking recovery action, please do not hesitate to contact us.

As appropriate, please contact:

United Kingdom – Paul Friett cargoclaims@w-e-cox.co.uk
Europe – John Jackson – surveys@cwhji.com
Hong Kong – Twinnie Lai twinnie@ceemis.com.hk
Singapore – Paul Sansom psansom@w-e-cox.com.sg
USA – Charles Droll cdroll@w-e-cox.com
Australia – Niall Orr – norr@w-e-cox.com.au


If this or future casualty notices should be forwarded to any of your colleagues, we would be pleased to receive their contact details and we will add them to our Client List.

Date: 30/11/2020
Type: Incident Date: 27th November 2020 Vessel: KMTC SURABAYA IMO No. 9821081 Type: Containership Incident: Grounding We have learned of an incident involving the vessel KMTC SURABAYA, a Panama flag, 2018 built, 28,517gt, fully cellular containership which ran aground in the Belitung Island waters, northern Java Sea, off Indonesia, in the early hours of 27th November. KMTC SURABAYA operates between Chinese, South Korean, Vietnamese, Thai and Indonesian ports, but could have been carrying transhipped cargo emanating from or destined for other locations. The extent of damage is not yet known but it is possible that professional Salvage operations may be necessary &/or that General Average may be declared. If W E Cox Claims Group can be of any assistance in providing any securities required, arranging surveys, adjusting potential losses &/or undertaking recovery action, please do not hesitate to contact us. As appropriate, please contact: United Kingdom – Paul Friett cargoclaims@w-e-cox.co.uk Europe – John Jackson – surveys@cwhji.com Hong Kong – Twinnie Lai twinnie@ceemis.com.hk Singapore – Paul Sansom psansom@w-e-cox.com.sg USA – Charles Droll cdroll@w-e-cox.com Australia – Niall Orr – norr@w-e-cox.com.au If this or future casualty notices should be forwarded to any of your colleagues, we would be pleased to receive their contact details and we will add them to our Client List. Best Regards, Paul Friett Claims Director
Vessel: CASUALTY NOTICE - KMTC SURABAYA - Grounding
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Incident Date: 27th November 2020

Vessel: KMTC SURABAYA

IMO No. 9821081

Type: Containership

Incident: Grounding

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel KMTC SURABAYA, a Panama flag, 2018 built, 28,517gt, fully cellular containership which ran aground in the Belitung Island waters, northern Java Sea, off Indonesia, in the early hours of 27th November.

KMTC SURABAYA operates between Chinese, South Korean, Vietnamese, Thai and Indonesian ports, but could have been carrying transhipped cargo emanating from or destined for other locations.

The extent of damage is not yet known but it is possible that professional Salvage operations may be necessary &/or that General Average may be declared.

If W E Cox Claims Group can be of any assistance in providing any securities required, arranging surveys, adjusting potential losses &/or undertaking recovery action, please do not hesitate to contact us.

As appropriate, please contact:

United Kingdom – Paul Friett cargoclaims@w-e-cox.co.uk
Europe – John Jackson – surveys@cwhji.com
Hong Kong – Twinnie Lai twinnie@ceemis.com.hk
Singapore – Paul Sansom psansom@w-e-cox.com.sg
USA – Charles Droll cdroll@w-e-cox.com
Australia – Niall Orr – norr@w-e-cox.com.au


If this or future casualty notices should be forwarded to any of your colleagues, we would be pleased to receive their contact details and we will add them to our Client List.

Best Regards,

Paul Friett

Claims Director

Date: 23/11/2020
Type: CASUALTY NOTICE Incident Date: 22nd November 2020 Vessel: TINA I IMO No. 9267156 Type: Fully Cellular Containership Incident: Grounding We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “TINA I”, a 204 built 66,332gt Fully Cellular Containership which ran aground near Batu Berhanti in the Singapore Straights 22nd November 2020. It is understood that the Vessel was en-route from Singapore to Jakarta, Indonesia, with some 5,576 TEU of containerized cargo onboard and that she is engaged on a rotational voyage between Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. As these ports involve significant transshipment operations it is likely that international cargoes will have been affected. Local video footage suggests that the “TINAI” is listing heavily and resting next to the Vessel “SHAHRAZ” which has been grounded at the same location since May 2020 (please see W.E. Cox casualty notice dated 11th May 2020). It is anticipated that professional Salvors will be appointed and that General Average will be declared. W. E. Cox Claims Group are actively investigating the incident and once a decision is made on re-floating the “TINA I” and date and location for potential discharge is known we will update our clients further along with demands for Salvage and General Average security once determined. W. E. Cox Claims Group are perfectly placed to assist in arranging surveys, adjusting potential losses, providing Salvage and/or General Average Security, as well as undertaking recovery. In this regard if we can be of assistance please do not hesitate to contact us. As appropriate, please contact: United Kingdom – Paul Friett cargoclaims@w-e-cox.co.uk Hong Kong – Twinnie Lai info@ceemis.com.hk Singapore – Paul Sansom psansom@w-e-cox.com.sg USA – Charles Droll cdroll@w-e-cox.com Australia – Niall Orr norr@w-e-cox.com.au If this or future casualty notices should be forwarded to any of your colleagues, we would be pleased to receive their contact details and we will add them to our Client List. Best Regards, Paul Friett Assistant Director
Vessel: CASUALTY NOTICE - TINA I
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CASUALTY NOTICE

Incident Date: 22nd November 2020

Vessel: TINA I

IMO No. 9267156

Type: Fully Cellular Containership

Incident: Grounding

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “TINA I”, a 204 built 66,332gt Fully Cellular Containership which ran aground near Batu Berhanti in the Singapore Straights 22nd November 2020.

It is understood that the Vessel was en-route from Singapore to Jakarta, Indonesia, with some 5,576 TEU of containerized cargo onboard and that she is engaged on a rotational voyage between Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. As these ports involve significant transshipment operations it is likely that international cargoes will have been affected.

Local video footage suggests that the “TINAI” is listing heavily and resting next to the Vessel “SHAHRAZ” which has been grounded at the same location since May 2020 (please see W.E. Cox casualty notice dated 11th May 2020).

It is anticipated that professional Salvors will be appointed and that General Average will be declared.

W. E. Cox Claims Group are actively investigating the incident and once a decision is made on re-floating the “TINA I” and date and location for potential discharge is known we will update our clients further along with demands for Salvage and General Average security once determined.

W. E. Cox Claims Group are perfectly placed to assist in arranging surveys, adjusting potential losses, providing Salvage and/or General Average Security, as well as undertaking recovery. In this regard if we can be of assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.

As appropriate, please contact:

United Kingdom Paul Friett cargoclaims@w-e-cox.co.uk
Hong Kong Twinnie Lai info@ceemis.com.hk
Singapore Paul Sansom psansom@w-e-cox.com.sg
USA Charles Droll cdroll@w-e-cox.com

Australia – Niall Orr norr@w-e-cox.com.au


If this or future casualty notices should be forwarded to any of your colleagues, we would be pleased to receive their contact details and we will add them to our Client List.

Best Regards,

Paul Friett

Assistant Director

Date: 18/11/2020
Type: We have learned of an incident involving the vessel MENTARI CRYSTAL, an Indonesia flag, 1992 built, 2,725gt, general cargo ship with container capacity, which capsized and sank at the Teluk Lamong Terminal in East Java, Indonesia, on 15th November. No casualties were reported. MENTARI CRYSTAL operates between Indonesian ports but could have been carrying transhipped cargo emanating from or destined for other locations.
Vessel: NEW CASUALTY - MENTARI CRYSTAL
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We have learned of an incident involving the vessel MENTARI CRYSTAL, an Indonesia flag, 1992 built, 2,725gt, general cargo ship with container capacity, which capsized and sank at the Teluk Lamong Terminal in East Java, Indonesia, on 15th November. No casualties were reported.

MENTARI CRYSTAL operates between Indonesian ports but could have been carrying transhipped cargo emanating from or destined for other locations.

The vessel owner has reportedly committed to recover all 137 containers and to salvage the vessel as soon as possible, to avoid obstructing operations at the port. The cause of the incident is being investigated.

If W E Cox Claims Group can be of any assistance, arranging surveys, adjusting potential losses or undertaking recovery action, please do not hesitate to contact us.

As appropriate, please contact:

United Kingdom – Paul Friett cargoclaims@w-e-cox.co.uk
Europe – John Jackson – surveys@cwhji.com
Hong Kong – Twinnie Lai twinnie@ceemis.com.hk
Singapore – Paul Sansom psansom@w-e-cox.com.sg
USA – Charles Droll cdroll@w-e-cox.com
Australia – Niall Orr – norr@w-e-cox.com.au


If this or future casualty notices should be forwarded to any of your colleagues, we would be pleased to receive their contact details and we will add them to our Client List.

Date: 09/11/2020
Type: We have learned of an incident involving the vessel ONE AQUILA, a Panama flag, 2018 built, 145,647gt, fully cellular containership, which encountered severe weather conditions in the Pacific Ocean off the US coast, resulting in collapse of stow and reportedly in excess of one hundred containers being lost overboard.
Vessel: NEW CASUALTY - ONE AQUILA
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We have learned of an incident involving the vessel ONE AQUILA, a Panama flag, 2018 built, 145,647gt, fully cellular containership, which encountered severe weather conditions in the Pacific Ocean off the US coast, resulting in collapse of stow and reportedly in excess of one hundred containers being lost overboard.

ONE AQUILA operates in the Pacific South Loop 7 and was en route from Chinese Ports to Long Beach, but is now being diverted to the port of Tacoma for survey and rework of collapsed containers, due to arrive today (6th November), subject to approval from authorities.

W E Cox Claims Group are actively investigating the incident and if we can be of any assistance, arranging surveys (CWH JOHNSONS INTERNATIONAL USA), adjusting potential losses or undertaking recovery action (W E COX CLAIMS GROUP (USA) LLC), please do not hesitate to contact us.


As appropriate, please contact:

United Kingdom – Paul Friett cargoclaims@w-e-cox.co.uk
Europe – John Jackson – surveys@cwhji.com
Hong Kong – Twinnie Lai twinnie@ceemis.com.hk
Singapore – Paul Sansom psansom@w-e-cox.com.sg
USA – Charles Droll cdroll@w-e-cox.com
Australia – Niall Orr – norr@w-e-cox.com.au


If this or future casualty notices should be forwarded to any of your colleagues, we would be pleased to receive their contact details and we will add them to our Client List.

Date: 19/10/2020
Type: We have learned of an incident involving the vessel CMA CGM MISSOURI, a Liberia flag, 2016 built, 102,931gt fully cellular containership, which ran aground in the Suez Canal while en route from Port Said to Jeddah, having previously called at Constanta, Odessa and Perama. It is reported that CMA CGM MISSOURI experienced a blackout while transiting the Suez Canal with the southbound convoy. Her rudder is believed to have jammed, and was damaged as the vessel came into contact with the canal bank. Although another vessel, MAERSK HANOI, was caused to halt, the Suez Canal remained open for traffic following the grounding and the consequent refloating operation.
Vessel: CASUALTY NOTICE - CMA CGM MISSOURI
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We have learned of an incident involving the vessel CMA CGM MISSOURI, a Liberia flag, 2016 built, 102,931gt fully cellular containership, which ran aground in the Suez Canal while en route from Port Said to Jeddah, having previously called at Constanta, Odessa and Perama.

It is reported that CMA CGM MISSOURI experienced a blackout while transiting the Suez Canal with the southbound convoy. Her rudder is believed to have jammed, and was damaged as the vessel came into contact with the canal bank. Although another vessel, MAERSK HANOI, was caused to halt, the Suez Canal remained open for traffic following the grounding and the consequent refloating operation.

The exact cause of the grounding is as yet unknown and a full investigation into the incident will be conducted. Meanwhile, CMA CGM MISSOURI is being moved to safe anchorage at Great Bitter Lake for survey and underwater inspection. Managers have advised that the vessel’s hull integrity remains intact.

If you are aware of any involvement in this casualty and W E Cox Claims Group may be of assistance in any way, including provision of securities, arranging surveys, adjusting any potential losses &/or undertaking recovery action, please do not hesitate to contact us. As appropriate, please contact:

United Kingdom – Paul Friett cargoclaims@w-e-cox.co.uk

Hong Kong – Twinnie Lai twinnie@ceemis.com.hk

Singapore – Paul Sansom psansom@w-e-cox.com.sg

USA – Charles Droll cdroll@w-e-cox.com

Australia – Niall Orr norr@w-e-cox.com.au

If this or future casualty notices should be forwarded to any of your colleagues, we would be pleased to receive their contact details and we will add them to our Client List.

Date: 27/08/2020
Type: We have learned of an incident involving the vessel CSAV TRANCURA, a 2013 built 96,268gt Fully Cellular Containership which again suffered collapse of stow, following a similar occurrence last November.
Vessel: NEW CASUALTY - CSAV TRANCURA
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We have learned of an incident involving the vessel CSAV TRANCURA, a 2013 built 96,268gt Fully Cellular Containership which again suffered collapse of stow, following a similar occurrence last November.

It is understood that the Vessel had previously called at Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Jamaica and Dominican Republic, and was scheduled to call into Singapore, China and South Korea. As a result of this incident, however, she is currently berthed at Coega, Eastern Cape, South Africa, for investigation purposes.

If W E Cox Claims Group can be of any assistance in arranging surveys, providing securities, adjusting potential losses, or undertaking recovery action please do not hesitate to contact us.

As appropriate, please contact:

United Kingdom – Paul Friett cargoclaims@w-e-cox.co.uk

Europe – John Jackson – surveys@cwhji.com

Hong Kong – Wendy Lee wendy@ceemis.com.hk

Singapore – Paul Sansom psansom@w-e-cox.com.sg

USA – Charles Droll cdroll@w-e-cox.com

Australia – Niall Orr – norr@w-e-cox.com.au


If this or future casualty notices should be forwarded to any of your colleagues, we would be pleased to receive their contact details and we will add them to our Client List.

Date: 19/08/2020
Type: We have learned of an incident involving the vessel X-PRESS MONTE BIANCO, a Malta flag, 2003 built, 6,434gt fully cellular containership, operating between ports around the Iberian Peninsular and Morocco but potentially carrying transhipment cargoes originating from or destined for other ports of origin or destination worldwide.
Vessel: CASUALTY NOTICE - X-PRESS MONTE BIANCO
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We have learned of an incident involving the vessel X-PRESS MONTE BIANCO, a Malta flag, 2003 built, 6,434gt fully cellular containership, operating between ports around the Iberian Peninsular and Morocco but potentially carrying transhipment cargoes originating from or destined for other ports of origin or destination worldwide.

The vessel was en route from Valencia to Barcelona, when a fire broke out in the engine room, off the coast of Tarragona. Firefighters arrived by helicopter and boat to find that the fire had been controlled by the crew. However, there were still very high temperatures with a lot of smoke, and the firefighters assisted in stabilising the situation.

If you are aware of any involvement in this casualty and W E Cox Claims Group may be of assistance in any way, including provision of securities, arranging surveys, adjusting any potential losses or undertaking recovery action, please do not hesitate to contact us.

As appropriate, please contact:

United Kingdom – Paul Friett cargoclaims@w-e-cox.co.uk

Hong Kong – Wendy Lee wendy@ceemis.com.hk

Singapore – Paul Sansom psansom@w-e-cox.com.sg

USA – Charles Droll cdroll@w-e-cox.com

Australia – Niall Orr – norr@w-e-cox.com.au

If this or future casualty notices should be forwarded to any of your colleagues, we would be pleased to receive their contact details and we will add them to our Client List.