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: 03/06/2021
Type: We have learned of an incident involving the vessel OOCL DURBAN, a Panama flag, 2011 built, 87,697gt fully cellular containership, on completing a voyage from Australia to China and Taiwan. The vessel came into contact with two gantry cranes while proceeding to its berth at the OOCL Container Terminal, in the port of Kaohsiung, causing both cranes to collapse, as a result of which, a number of stacked containers were damaged or destroyed.
Vessel: NEW CASUALTY - OOCL DURBAN
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Incident Date: 3rd June 2021

Vessel: OOCL DURBAN

IMO No. 9567673

Type: Containership

Incident: Allision

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel OOCL DURBAN, a Panama flag, 2011 built, 87,697gt fully cellular containership, on completing a voyage from Australia to China and Taiwan.

The vessel came into contact with two gantry cranes while proceeding to its berth at the OOCL Container Terminal, in the port of Kaohsiung, causing both cranes to collapse, as a result of which, a number of stacked containers were damaged or destroyed.

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

France - Marie-Laure Mirrione MarieLaureMirrione@w-e-cox.eu

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: 28/05/2021
Type: Further to our recent casualty advice concerning the fire onboard NYK DELPHINUS, we can now confirm that General Average has been declared. Whilst the vessel was on voyage from Fraser River Port, Canada, to Oakland, USA, she could have onboard containers from anywhere in the world.
Vessel: CASUALTY UPDATE - NYK DELPHINUS
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Further to our recent casualty advice concerning the fire onboard NYK DELPHINUS, we can now confirm that General Average has been declared.

Whilst the vessel was on voyage from Fraser River Port, Canada, to Oakland, USA, she could have onboard containers from anywhere in the world.

If we can be of assistance in providing GA securities, arranging surveys, adjusting potential claims 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

France - Marie-Laure Mirrione MarieLaureMirrione@w-e-cox.eu

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: 24/05/2021
Type: We have learned of an incident involving a fire on board the vessel X-PRESS PEARL a Singapore flag, 2021 built, 32,000gt fully cellular containership, en route from Hazira, India, to Colombo, Sri Lanka, having previously called at Malaysia, Singapore, UAE and Qatar. X-PRESS PEARL had arrived at Colombo anchorage on 19th May, laden with 1,486 containers, loaded with various goods, including nitric acid, other chemicals, and cosmetics. The fire reportedly broke out as a result of a chemical reaction in the forepart of the ship, where containers carrying chemicals were stored and explosions were reported. Soon after the incident, two offshore patrol vessels, Sri Sagara, Sindurala, a fast attack craft, and a tug from the Sri Lanka Ports Authority were dispatched to engage in firefighting. It is understood that the fire is now under control but damage has yet to be assessed due to the residual heat, and the authorities are currently monitoring the situation. W.E. Cox Claims Group has its surveyors and casualty team on hand to act on behalf of cargo interests. If we can be of assistance in providing securities, if applicable, arranging surveys, adjusting potential claims 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 France - Marie-Laure Mirrione MarieLaureMirrione@w-e-cox.eu 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.
Vessel: NEW CASUALTY - X-PRESS PEARL
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We have learned of an incident involving a fire on board the vessel X-PRESS PEARL a Singapore flag, 2021 built, 32,000gt fully cellular containership, en route from Hazira, India, to Colombo, Sri Lanka, having previously called at Malaysia, Singapore, UAE and Qatar.

X-PRESS PEARL had arrived at Colombo anchorage on 19th May, laden with 1,486 containers, loaded with various goods, including nitric acid, other chemicals, and cosmetics.

The fire reportedly broke out as a result of a chemical reaction in the forepart of the ship, where containers carrying chemicals were stored and explosions were reported. Soon after the incident, two offshore patrol vessels, Sri Sagara, Sindurala, a fast attack craft, and a tug from the Sri Lanka Ports Authority were dispatched to engage in firefighting. It is understood that the fire is now under control but damage has yet to be assessed due to the residual heat, and the authorities are currently monitoring the situation.

W.E. Cox Claims Group has its surveyors and casualty team on hand to act on behalf of cargo interests. If we can be of assistance in providing securities, if applicable, arranging surveys, adjusting potential claims 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

France - Marie-Laure Mirrione MarieLaureMirrione@w-e-cox.eu

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: 21/05/2021
Type: We have learned of an incident involving a collision between the vessels SINAR SOLO (Singapore) and TAHO AUSTRALIA (Liberia) in the Singapore Strait off Lagoi, northern Bintan Island. SINAR SOLO, IMO 9320049, is a Singapore flag, 1999 built, 12,531gt fully cellular containership, en route from Belawan, Indonesia, to Singapore. TAHO AUSTRALIA, IMO 9846067, is a Liberia flag, 2019 built, 43,900gt bulk carrier, en route from Singapore to Xiuyu, China, having previously called at India and Brazil. SINAR SOLO sustained damage at starboard in the main deck area and several containers were damaged or lost overboard. The vessel was anchored near the incident site and shifted to Singapore Anchorage on 7th May, before proceeding into port on 18th May. TAHO AUSTRALIA experienced only superficial damages and was allowed to resume her voyage. W.E. Cox Claims Group has already received instructions in respect of part cargo onboard SINAR SOLO and will have surveyors in attendance. If we can be of assistance in providing securities, if applicable, arranging surveys, adjusting potential claims 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 France - Marie-Laure Mirrione MarieLaureMirrione@w-e-cox.eu 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.
Vessel: NEW CASUALTY - SINAR SOLO c/w TAHO AUSTRALIA
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We have learned of an incident involving a collision between the vessels SINAR SOLO (Singapore) and TAHO AUSTRALIA (Liberia) in the Singapore Strait off Lagoi, northern Bintan Island.

SINAR SOLO, IMO 9320049, is a Singapore flag, 1999 built, 12,531gt fully cellular containership, en route from Belawan, Indonesia, to Singapore.

TAHO AUSTRALIA, IMO 9846067, is a Liberia flag, 2019 built, 43,900gt bulk carrier, en route from Singapore to Xiuyu, China, having previously called at India and Brazil.

SINAR SOLO sustained damage at starboard in the main deck area and several containers were damaged or lost overboard. The vessel was anchored near the incident site and shifted to Singapore Anchorage on 7th May, before proceeding into port on 18th May.

TAHO AUSTRALIA experienced only superficial damages and was allowed to resume her voyage.

W.E. Cox Claims Group has already received instructions in respect of part cargo onboard SINAR SOLO and will have surveyors in attendance.

If we can be of assistance in providing securities, if applicable, arranging surveys, adjusting potential claims 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

France - Marie-Laure Mirrione MarieLaureMirrione@w-e-cox.eu

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: 17/05/2021
Type: We have learned of an incident involving the vessel NYK DELPHINUS, a Liberia flag, 55,487gt, 2007 built, fully cellular containership, which reportedly experienced a fire en route from Vancouver to Port of Oakland, approximately eighty miles off the Monterey Bay coast. The crew contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco to report a fire following an explosion in the engine room. Coast Guard watchstanders observed smoke coming from the vessel’s smokestack. A Unified Command consisting of the U.S. Coast Guard, the State of California, and commercial Salvage company Resolve Marine responded, and tugboats DELTA DEANNA, SARAH AVRICK, DELTA LINDSAY and JAMIE ANN are transiting NYK DELPHINUS under tow to an offshore location west of Point Reyes. Upon arrival, additional fire and Salvage teams are planning to embark the vessel to conduct structural integrity inspections and examine damage to the engine room. Once the inspection is completed, NYK DELPHINUS is scheduled to transfer to Oakland Terminal Berth 22. We are yet to hear of any declaration of General Average or the nature of contract under which professional Salvors were engaged. 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.
Vessel: NEW CASUALTY - NYK DELPHINUS
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We have learned of an incident involving the vessel NYK DELPHINUS, a Liberia flag, 55,487gt, 2007 built, fully cellular containership, which reportedly experienced a fire en route from Vancouver to Port of Oakland, approximately eighty miles off the Monterey Bay coast.

The crew contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco to report a fire following an explosion in the engine room. Coast Guard watchstanders observed smoke coming from the vessel’s smokestack.

A Unified Command consisting of the U.S. Coast Guard, the State of California, and commercial Salvage company Resolve Marine responded, and tugboats DELTA DEANNA, SARAH AVRICK, DELTA LINDSAY and JAMIE ANN are transiting NYK DELPHINUS under tow to an offshore location west of Point Reyes. Upon arrival, additional fire and Salvage teams are planning to embark the vessel to conduct structural integrity inspections and examine damage to the engine room. Once the inspection is completed, NYK DELPHINUS is scheduled to transfer to Oakland Terminal Berth 22.

We are yet to hear of any declaration of General Average or the nature of contract under which professional Salvors were engaged.

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: 07/05/2021
Type: Further to our initial advice concerning the fire onboard INTERASIA CATALYST, the vessel remains detained at anchorage off Port Klang. Salvage services were provided by SMIT together with the Malaysia Fire Department, and the fire was eventually extinguished. Whilst it is too early to assess the extent, it is likely that ship, and cargo and containers in the affected areas, will have suffered damages as a result of the fire &/or firefighting efforts. Shipowners have now declared General Average, so suitable GA securities will need to be in place before cargoes may be released for delivery. W E Cox Claims Group has already received instructions from part cargo onboard and we are in contact with appointed GA Adjusters, Richards Hogg Lindley, in this respect. The initial estimate for GA is set at 18% of property values. 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 GA guarantees, 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.
Vessel: CASUALTY UPDATE - INTERASIA CATALYST
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Further to our initial advice concerning the fire onboard INTERASIA CATALYST, the vessel remains detained at anchorage off Port Klang. Salvage services were provided by SMIT together with the Malaysia Fire Department, and the fire was eventually extinguished. Whilst it is too early to assess the extent, it is likely that ship, and cargo and containers in the affected areas, will have suffered damages as a result of the fire &/or firefighting efforts.

Shipowners have now declared General Average, so suitable GA securities will need to be in place before cargoes may be released for delivery. W E Cox Claims Group has already received instructions from part cargo onboard and we are in contact with appointed GA Adjusters, Richards Hogg Lindley, in this respect. The initial estimate for GA is set at 18% of property values.

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 GA guarantees, 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: 07/05/2021
Type: Further to our initial advice and subsequent update, you are no doubt aware that EVER GIVEN remains at Great Bitter Lake, having been detained by Suez Canal Authority, in respect of which, the following advice has been issued today: 7 May 2021 Update from Ship Owners: "We wish to provide you with an update regarding the claim by the Suez Canal Authority (“SCA”) and the steps Owners are taking to try to resolve the matter for the benefit of Ship, Cargo, and other property interests. We can confirm that the vessel has been arrested by the SCA against the sum of USD 916m. As you will appreciate, this claim is unprecedented and has been made without adequate justification. Owners are challenging all claimed items in an effort to reduce the quantum of the claim to a reasonable level. The situation is challenging, but Owners are doing their utmost for the benefit of Ship and Cargo to reduce the claim amount and to secure the release of the vessel as quickly as possible. Negotiations are ongoing but, so far, a breakthrough has not been achieved. All parties should be aware that Owners are not prepared to make an unreasonably high payment to the SCA to resolve this matter quickly. No payment will be authorised by Owners unless it is deemed to be reasonable in the circumstances. While the progress of the negotiations is slow, we remain confident that Owners will do their best to achieve an outcome which is in the best interests of Ship, Cargo, and other property interests. Finally, we confirm that all other claims outside of Egypt arising from the incident, including from Smit, are being dealt with and information will be provided on these in due course." 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 GA guarantees, 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.
Vessel: CASUALTY UPDATE #2 - EVER GIVEN
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Further to our initial advice and subsequent update, you are no doubt aware that EVER GIVEN remains at Great Bitter Lake, having been detained by Suez Canal Authority, in respect of which, the following advice has been issued today:

7 May 2021

Update from Ship Owners:

"We wish to provide you with an update regarding the claim by the Suez Canal Authority (“SCA”) and the steps Owners are taking to try to resolve the matter for the benefit of Ship, Cargo, and other property interests.

We can confirm that the vessel has been arrested by the SCA against the sum of USD 916m. As you will appreciate, this claim is unprecedented and has been made without adequate justification.

Owners are challenging all claimed items in an effort to reduce the quantum of the claim to a reasonable level.

The situation is challenging, but Owners are doing their utmost for the benefit of Ship and Cargo to reduce the claim amount and to secure the release of the vessel as quickly as possible. Negotiations are ongoing but, so far, a breakthrough has not been achieved.

All parties should be aware that Owners are not prepared to make an unreasonably high payment to the SCA to resolve this matter quickly. No payment will be authorised by Owners unless it is deemed to be reasonable in the circumstances.

While the progress of the negotiations is slow, we remain confident that Owners will do their best to achieve an outcome which is in the best interests of Ship, Cargo, and other property interests.

Finally, we confirm that all other claims outside of Egypt arising from the incident, including from Smit, are being dealt with and information will be provided on these in due course."

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 GA guarantees, 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: 23/04/2021
Type: Incident Date: 14th April 2021 Vessel: AHU C IMO No. 9278167 Type: Bulk carrier Incident: Grounding We have learned of an incident involving the vessel AHU C, a Marshall Islands flag, 2004 built, 19,796gt, bulk carrier, on a voyage from Colombo to Matadi, laden with a cargo of 20,000mt of bagged rice. The vessel ran aground in the River Congo, approximately 100 nautical miles from Pointe Noire. T&T Salvage LLC assisted refloating, having been contracted under Lloyd’s Open Form. If W E Cox Claims Group can be of any assistance in providing Salvage security, 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
Vessel: CASUALTY NOTICE - AHU C
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Incident Date: 14th April 2021

Vessel: AHU C

IMO No. 9278167

Type: Bulk carrier

Incident: Grounding

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel AHU C, a Marshall Islands flag, 2004 built, 19,796gt, bulk carrier, on a voyage from Colombo to Matadi, laden with a cargo of 20,000mt of bagged rice.

The vessel ran aground in the River Congo, approximately 100 nautical miles from Pointe Noire. T&T Salvage LLC assisted refloating, having been contracted under Lloyd’s Open Form.

If W E Cox Claims Group can be of any assistance in providing Salvage security, 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

Date: 12/04/2021
Type: Following our previous Casualty Advices, we can inform that the ONE APUS is currently in port at Long Beach, California, and that an application for a Discovery Order has been filed by various parties against Vessel interests to inspect the Vessel and secure evidence in connection with the casualty that took place on 30th November, 2020. W E Cox Claims Group has managed to secure permission from Vessel Interests to participate in the discovery process and attend on board the vessel, and have Counsel on hand to protect the rights of cargo interests represented by the Group.
Vessel: CASUALTY UPDATE 4 - ONE APUS
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Following our previous Casualty Advices, we can inform that the ONE APUS is currently in port at Long Beach, California, and that an application for a Discovery Order has been filed by various parties against Vessel interests to inspect the Vessel and secure evidence in connection with the casualty that took place on 30th November, 2020.

W E Cox Claims Group has managed to secure permission from Vessel Interests to participate in the discovery process and attend on board the vessel, and have Counsel on hand to protect the rights of cargo interests represented by the Group.

The discovery process is expected to commence shortly, and Cargo interests affected by this casualty are invited to contact our dedicated ONE APUS Casualty Team if they need any assistance:

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

Michael Cox mcox@w-e-cox.co.uk

Europe – John Jackson surveys@cwhji.com
Marie-Laure Mirrione marielauremirrione@w-e-cox.eu

Singapore – Ben Goh Hoon Chuan bengoh@cwhji.com
Aidan Chung achung@w-e-cox.com.sg

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

John Olson jolson@w-e-cox.com


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: 09/04/2021
Type: We have learned of an incident involving the vessel ESCAPE, a Netherlands flag, 17,368gt, 2011 built fully cellular containership, which reportedly suffered steering failure with rudder remaining fixed in one position en route from Rotterdam to Helsinki, and began circling repeatedly, north of Vlieland Island, West Frisian Islands, Netherlands, in the North Sea. In response, the Dutch Coastguard despatched tugs and the vessel was initially taken on tow by anchor handling tug/supply GUARDIAN with Multraship tug MULTRATUG nearby. Subsequently, Multraship were contracted under Lloyd’s Open Form and will be requiring Salvage security from cargo interests. 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.
Vessel: CASUALTY NOTICE - ESCAPE - Steering failure
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We have learned of an incident involving the vessel ESCAPE, a Netherlands flag, 17,368gt, 2011 built fully cellular containership, which reportedly suffered steering failure with rudder remaining fixed in one position en route from Rotterdam to Helsinki, and began circling repeatedly, north of Vlieland Island, West Frisian Islands, Netherlands, in the North Sea.

In response, the Dutch Coastguard despatched tugs and the vessel was initially taken on tow by anchor handling tug/supply GUARDIAN with Multraship tug MULTRATUG nearby. Subsequently, Multraship were contracted under Lloyd’s Open Form and will be requiring Salvage security from cargo interests.

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.