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: 19/06/2020
Type: We have learned of an incident involving the vessels KINEI MARU NO.22 and POS YOKOHAMA, reported to have collided approximately 7nm off Tahara, eastern Honshu, south of Nagoya, Japan. POS YOKOHAMA, IMO 9164603, is a South Korea flag, 1998 built, 8,306gt containership, en route from Yokohama to Yokkaichi KINEI MARU NO.22, IMO 9021356, is a Japan flag, 1992 built, 699gt general cargo ship, en route from Anegasaki to Nagoya.
Vessel: CASUALTY NOTICE - KINEI MARU NO.22 / POS YOKOHAMA
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We have learned of an incident involving the vessels KINEI MARU NO.22 and POS YOKOHAMA, reported to have collided approximately 7nm off Tahara, eastern Honshu, south of Nagoya, Japan.

POS YOKOHAMA, IMO 9164603, is a South Korea flag, 1998 built, 8,306gt containership, en route from Yokohama to Yokkaichi

KINEI MARU NO.22, IMO 9021356, is a Japan flag, 1992 built, 699gt general cargo ship, en route from Anegasaki to Nagoya.

Both ships were sailing in the same direction when KINEI MARU NO.22 struck POS YOKOHAMA on her starboard side in the area of her engine room, which reportedly suffered water ingress as a result. KINEI MARU NO.22 reached Toba under own power and was anchored; POS YOKOHAMA anchored shortly after the incident, near the collision site.

If W.E. Cox Claims Group can be of assistance in providing securities, if applicable, arranging surveys, adjusting potential losses or undertaking recovery 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.

Date: 08/06/2020
Type: W.E. Cox have been advised of an incident involving the Vessel “LAURA MAERSK”, a 2001 built 50,688gt Fully Cellular Containership which suffered an explosion and fire in the engine room 4th June 2020. We understand that the Vessel was heading towards the USA when the explosion occurred leaving the Vessel without power and adrift some 275 miles off the East coast of the USA. We have been advised that a tug has been contracted to tow the Vessel into Port however the terms of the towage are not yet known. If we can be of any assistance in arranging surveys, providing Guarantees, adjusting potential losses, or undertaking recovery action please do not hesitate to contact us.
Vessel: CASUALTY NOTICE - LAURA MAERSK
Location:

W.E. Cox have been advised of an incident involving the Vessel “LAURA MAERSK”, a 2001 built 50,688gt Fully Cellular Containership which suffered an explosion and fire in the engine room 4th June 2020.

We understand that the Vessel was heading towards the USA when the explosion occurred leaving the Vessel without power and adrift some 275 miles off the East coast of the USA. We have been advised that a tug has been contracted to tow the Vessel into Port however the terms of the towage are not yet known.

If we can be of any assistance in arranging surveys, providing Guarantees, 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: 05/06/2020
Type: CASUALTY NOTICE Incident Date: 3rd June 2020 Vessel: HONG KONG EXPRESS IMO No. 9501356 Type: Containership Incident: Container fall / water Ingress We have learned of an incident involving the vessel HONG KONG EXPRESS, a Germany flag, 2013 built 142,295gt fully cellular containership. It is reported that a container fell from its gantry during cargo operations at South Container Terminal, Jeddah Islamic port, causing damages to several containers onboard the vessel and the ballast tank plating, resulting in ingress of ballast water into the hold. Cleaning of cargo and hold is in progress. It is understood that the Vessel had previously called at China, Russia and South Korea. If W E Cox Claims Group can be of any assistance in arranging surveys, providing Guarantees, 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
Vessel: CASUALTY NOTICE - HONG KONG EXPRESS
Location: Jeddah Islamic port

CASUALTY NOTICE

Incident Date: 3rd June 2020

Vessel: HONG KONG EXPRESS

IMO No. 9501356

Type: Containership

Incident: Container fall / water Ingress

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel HONG KONG EXPRESS, a Germany flag, 2013 built 142,295gt fully cellular containership. It is reported that a container fell from its gantry during cargo operations at South Container Terminal, Jeddah Islamic port, causing damages to several containers onboard the vessel and the ballast tank plating, resulting in ingress of ballast water into the hold. Cleaning of cargo and hold is in progress.

It is understood that the Vessel had previously called at China, Russia and South Korea.

If W E Cox Claims Group can be of any assistance in arranging surveys, providing Guarantees, 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

Date: 05/06/2020
Type: CASUALTY NOTICE Incident Date: 4th June 2020 Vessel: HOEGH XIAMEN IMO No. 9431848 Type: Vehicle carrier Incident: Explosion / fire onboard We have learned of an incident involving the vessel HOEGH XIAMEN, a Norwegian International Register, 2010 built, 47,232gt vehicle carrier, while berthed at Jacksonville (Blount Island), Florida, preparing to offload a cargo of cars. The vessel had previously called at Benin and Nigeria. It is reported that the fire erupted on cargo deck 7 and spread to other cargo deck or decks below. The fire is being treated as a major incident, with deployment of many fire engines and tugs with water cannons. During firefighting operations, Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department reported that an explosion had occurred, injuring eight firefighters with an additional firefighter being treated for heat exhaustion. 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
Vessel: CASUALTY NOTICE - HOEGH XIAMEN
Location: Jacksonville (Blount Island), Florida

CASUALTY NOTICE

Incident Date: 4th June 2020

Vessel: HOEGH XIAMEN

IMO No. 9431848

Type: Vehicle carrier

Incident: Explosion / fire onboard

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel HOEGH XIAMEN, a Norwegian International Register, 2010 built, 47,232gt vehicle carrier, while berthed at Jacksonville (Blount Island), Florida, preparing to offload a cargo of cars. The vessel had previously called at Benin and Nigeria.

It is reported that the fire erupted on cargo deck 7 and spread to other cargo deck or decks below. The fire is being treated as a major incident, with deployment of many fire engines and tugs with water cannons. During firefighting operations, Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department reported that an explosion had occurred, injuring eight firefighters with an additional firefighter being treated for heat exhaustion.

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

Date: 28/05/2020
Type: CASUALTY NOTICE Incident Date: 27th MAY 2020 Vessel: MINNA IMO No. 9246712 Type: Fully Cellular Containership Incident: Grounded – LOF Salvage W.E. Cox have been advised of an incident involving the Vessel “MINNA”, a 2005 built 35,881gt Fully Cellular Containership which grounded outside of Beira port Mozambique 27th May, 2020. We understand that the Vessel was loaded with at least 1,300 containers when she encountered difficulties. Professional Salvors have been instructed under LOF terms. If we can be of any assistance in arranging surveys, providing Guarantees, adjusting potential losses, or undertaking recovery action please do not hesitate to contact us. As appropriate, please contact: United Kingdom – Rajiv Thakar – rthakar@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
Vessel: CASUALTY NOTICE - MINNA
Location: Beira port Mozambique

CASUALTY NOTICE

Incident Date: 27th MAY 2020

Vessel: MINNA

IMO No. 9246712

Type: Fully Cellular Containership

Incident: Grounded – LOF Salvage

W.E. Cox have been advised of an incident involving the Vessel “MINNA”, a 2005 built 35,881gt Fully Cellular Containership which grounded outside of Beira port Mozambique 27th May, 2020.

We understand that the Vessel was loaded with at least 1,300 containers when she encountered difficulties. Professional Salvors have been instructed under LOF terms.

If we can be of any assistance in arranging surveys, providing Guarantees, adjusting potential losses, or undertaking recovery action please do not hesitate to contact us.

As appropriate, please contact:

United Kingdom Rajiv Thakar – rthakar@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

Date: 26/05/2020
Type: CASUALTY NOTICE Incident reported 25th May 2020 Vessel: COSCO SAO PAULO IMO No. 9484388 Type: Fully Cellular Containership Incident: Fire & Propulsion Issues We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “COSCO SAO PAULO”, a 2013 built 40,465gt Fully Cellular Containership which was towed into Table Bay today. It is understood that the Vessel has a capacity of 4,253 TEU and was carrying containers between South Africa and China & Hong Kong when she reportedly suffered a fire 25th May 2020. It is also reported that the Vessel suffered propulsion issues resulting in loss of containers overboard. The extent of damage to Vessel and cargo is not yet known however if W.E. Cox Claims Group can be of any assistance in 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 – 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
Vessel: CASUALTY NOTICE - COSCO SAO PAULO
Location: Table Bay

CASUALTY NOTICE

Incident reported 25th May 2020

Vessel: COSCO SAO PAULO

IMO No. 9484388

Type: Fully Cellular Containership

Incident: Fire & Propulsion Issues

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “COSCO SAO PAULO”, a 2013 built 40,465gt Fully Cellular Containership which was towed into Table Bay today.

It is understood that the Vessel has a capacity of 4,253 TEU and was carrying containers between South Africa and China & Hong Kong when she reportedly suffered a fire 25th May 2020. It is also reported that the Vessel suffered propulsion issues resulting in loss of containers overboard.

The extent of damage to Vessel and cargo is not yet known however if W.E. Cox Claims Group can be of any assistance in 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 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

Date: 26/05/2020
Type: CASUALTY NOTICE Incident reported 24th May 2020 Vessel: APL ENGLAND IMO No. 9218650 Type: Fully Cellular Containership Incident: Containers overboard We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “APL ENGLAND”, a 2001 built 65,792gt Fully Cellular Containership which reported losing containers overboard on 24th May 2020. It is understood that the Vessel has a capacity of 5,510 TEU was carrying containers between Ningbo, China and Melbourne, Australia when at least 40 containers were lost overboard. A further 74 containers are reported as being damaged. If W.E. Cox Claims Group can be of any assistance in 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 – 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
Vessel: CASUALTY NOTICE - APL ENGLAND
Location: between Ningbo, China and Melbourne, Australia

CASUALTY NOTICE

Incident reported 24th May 2020

Vessel: APL ENGLAND

IMO No. 9218650

Type: Fully Cellular Containership

Incident: Containers overboard

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “APL ENGLAND”, a 2001 built 65,792gt Fully Cellular Containership which reported losing containers overboard on 24th May 2020.

It is understood that the Vessel has a capacity of 5,510 TEU was carrying containers between Ningbo, China and Melbourne, Australia when at least 40 containers were lost overboard. A further 74 containers are reported as being damaged.

If W.E. Cox Claims Group can be of any assistance in 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 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

Date: 11/05/2020
Type: CASUALTY NOTICE Incident Date: 10th May 2020 Vessel: SHAHRAZ / SAMUDRA SAKTI I IMO: 9349576 / 9238258 Type: Containership / bulk carrier Incident: Collision and grounding We have learned of an incident involving the vessels SHAHRAZ and SAMUDRA SAKTI I, both reported to have run aground in Singapore Strait, south of St John Island, having tried to avoid collision. SHARAZ, IMO 9349576, is an Iran flag, 2008 built, 74,175gt fully cellular containership, en route from Port Klang to Yangshan, China. SAMUDRA SAKTI I, IMO 9238258, is an Indonesia flag, 2001 built, 14,446gt bulk carrier, en route from Belawan to Bayah, southwest Java. SHARAZ was struck portside, sustaining potentially serious damage and both vessels remain aground near the collision site in the waters off Batam, Indonesia. If W.E. Cox Claims Group can be of assistance in providing securities, if applicable, arranging surveys, adjusting potential losses or undertaking recovery 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.
Vessel: CASUALTY NOTICE - SHAHRAZ / SAMUDRA SAKTI I
Location: Singapore

CASUALTY NOTICE

Incident Date: 10th May 2020

Vessel: SHAHRAZ / SAMUDRA SAKTI I

IMO: 9349576 / 9238258

Type: Containership / bulk carrier

Incident: Collision and grounding

We have learned of an incident involving the vessels SHAHRAZ and SAMUDRA SAKTI I, both reported to have run aground in Singapore Strait, south of St John Island, having tried to avoid collision.

SHARAZ, IMO 9349576, is an Iran flag, 2008 built, 74,175gt fully cellular containership, en route from Port Klang to Yangshan, China.

SAMUDRA SAKTI I, IMO 9238258, is an Indonesia flag, 2001 built, 14,446gt bulk carrier, en route from Belawan to Bayah, southwest Java.

SHARAZ was struck portside, sustaining potentially serious damage and both vessels remain aground near the collision site in the waters off Batam, Indonesia.

If W.E. Cox Claims Group can be of assistance in providing securities, if applicable, arranging surveys, adjusting potential losses or undertaking recovery 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.

Date: 06/05/2020
Type: We have learned of an incident involving the vessel ASIA PEARL IV, a Singapore flag, 2010 built, 22,402gt bulk carrier, laden with 30,000 tons of sugar, which ran aground off Mendanau Island, Indonesia while on a voyage from Thailand to Indonesia. We understand that the vessel loaded at Sriracha,Thailand, in the last week of April and was scheduled to discharge the cargo at Merak, Indonesia, on 3rd May.
Vessel: CASUALTY ADVICE - ASIA PEARL IV - Grounding
Location:

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel ASIA PEARL IV, a Singapore flag, 2010 built, 22,402gt bulk carrier, laden with 30,000 tons of sugar, which ran aground off Mendanau Island, Indonesia while on a voyage from Thailand to Indonesia.

We understand that the vessel loaded at Sriracha,Thailand, in the last week of April and was scheduled to discharge the cargo at Merak, Indonesia, on 3rd May.

It is reported that ASIA PEARL IV remains firmly aground and vessel owners have contracted Salvors, PT Samudera Mbianti Sesami and SMIT Land Marine Engineering (Far East) Pte Ltd., under Lloyd’s Open Form. It is also likely that General Average will be declared.

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 Salvage / General Average 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.

Date: 29/04/2020
Type: We have learned of an incident involving the vessel MAERSK VILNIUS, a Singapore flag, 2010 built, 20,927gt fully cellular container ship, during a voyage from Freeport to Port Elizabeth. MAERSK VILNIUS reportedly suffered a fire in the engine room, 220 nm from the French Overseas territory of Guadeloupe, during the morning of 26th April. The vessel was drifting in a westerly direction at a speed of 1.4 knots, and the engine may no longer be operable, considering the reported damage. The shipowner has despatched tug ALP DEFENDER from Trinidad and Tobago, which is expected to arrive in the area today. The plan is to tow MAERSK VILNIUS to a port for repairs.
Vessel: NEW CASUALTY - MAERSK VILNIUS
Location:

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel MAERSK VILNIUS, a Singapore flag, 2010 built, 20,927gt fully cellular container ship, during a voyage from Freeport to Port Elizabeth.

MAERSK VILNIUS reportedly suffered a fire in the engine room, 220 nm from the French Overseas territory of Guadeloupe, during the morning of 26th April. The vessel was drifting in a westerly direction at a speed of 1.4 knots, and the engine may no longer be operable, considering the reported damage. The shipowner has despatched tug ALP DEFENDER from Trinidad and Tobago, which is expected to arrive in the area today. The plan is to tow MAERSK VILNIUS to a port for repairs.

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.