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: 15/01/2019
Type: Further to previous Casualty Advice and Update, Hapag-Lloyd have reported that the container fire on the vessel YANTIAN EXPRESS, WHICH started on 3rd January, has been brought under control. Whilst the crew of the vessel had been evacuated to salvage tug SMIT NICOBAR, five transferred back to YANTIAN EXPRESS on Wednesday evening. The vessel is currently being towed at “slow speed” by the tug MAERSK MOBILISER towards the Port of Halifax, although no formal ETA has yet been set. A third ocean tug is expected to join the venture around 13th January to assist in the towage operation. Although Hapag-Lloyd advised that it was not yet possible to make any detailed assessment of damage to the vessel or its cargo, partner Ocean Network Express (ONE) offered the following advisory to customers: “Based on current available information, we have to assume that all cargo in bay 12 on deck and forward is directly affected by the fire, as well as all cargo in Hold 1 (Bay 1 to 9). Furthermore, we have to expect that all cargo in Hold 2 (Bay 11 to 17) is affected by fire, smoke &/or damage caused by firefighting water”. It added that damage caused by smoke, heat &/or firefighting in adjacent areas was possible and that all reefers in Bays 1 – 24 were without power and switched off.
Vessel: Casualty Update 2 - Yantian Express
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Further to previous Casualty Advice and Update, Hapag-Lloyd have reported that the container fire on the vessel YANTIAN EXPRESS, WHICH started on 3rd January, has been brought under control.

Whilst the crew of the vessel had been evacuated to salvage tug SMIT NICOBAR, five transferred back to YANTIAN EXPRESS on Wednesday evening.

The vessel is currently being towed at “slow speed” by the tug MAERSK MOBILISER towards the Port of Halifax, although no formal ETA has yet been set. A third ocean tug is expected to join the venture around 13th January to assist in the towage operation.

Although Hapag-Lloyd advised that it was not yet possible to make any detailed assessment of damage to the vessel or its cargo, partner Ocean Network Express (ONE) offered the following advisory to customers:

“Based on current available information, we have to assume that all cargo in bay 12 on deck and forward is directly affected by the fire, as well as all cargo in Hold 1 (Bay 1 to 9). Furthermore, we have to expect that all cargo in Hold 2 (Bay 11 to 17) is affected by fire, smoke &/or damage caused by firefighting water”.

It added that damage caused by smoke, heat &/or firefighting in adjacent areas was possible and that all reefers in Bays 1 – 24 were without power and switched off.

If W E Cox Claims Group can be of any assistance in arranging surveys, appointing fire experts, adjusting potential losses, providing Salvage and/or General Average Security, 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 – Robert Hammersley rhammersley@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: 11/01/2019
Type: Further to our initial casualty notice in respect of the fire onboard vehicle carrier “SINCERITY ACE”, the vessel is now being towed to Japan by tug KOYO MARU. There is no information available as to her present condition, nor how, when or even if the fire was eventually extinguished. It is known that 3,500 Nissan cars at least were onboard, probably other vehicles also.
Vessel: Casualty Update - Sincerity Ace
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Further to our initial casualty notice in respect of the fire onboard vehicle carrier “SINCERITY ACE”, the vessel is now being towed to Japan by tug KOYO MARU.

There is no information available as to her present condition, nor how, when or even if the fire was eventually extinguished.

It is known that 3,500 Nissan cars at least were onboard, probably other vehicles also.

W.E. Cox Claims Group continue to monitor the situation and, if we can be of any assistance in arranging surveys, adjusting potential losses, providing security 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 – Robert Hammersley rhammersley@w-e-cox.com.au

Date: 07/01/2019
Type: Further to our initial casualty notice, bad weather conditions have limited progress in containing the fire in containers onboard “YANTIAN EXPRESS” and the crew has been evacuated to the salvage tug SMIT NICOBAR, which is providing firefighting support.
Vessel: Casualty Update - Yantian Express
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Further to our initial casualty notice, bad weather conditions have limited progress in containing the fire in containers onboard “YANTIAN EXPRESS” and the crew has been evacuated to the salvage tug SMIT NICOBAR, which is providing firefighting support.

Indeed, it is confirmed that SMIT have now been contracted under Lloyd’s Open Form (LOF), and consideration is being given to declaration of general average and the appointment of GA Adjusters.

If W E Cox Claims Group can be of any assistance in arranging surveys, appointing fire experts, adjusting potential losses, providing Salvage and/or General Average Security, 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 – Robert Hammersley rhammersley@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: 04/01/2019
Type: We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “YANTIAN EXPRESS”, a Germany flag, 2002 built, 88,493 gt fully cellular container ship. Having also called at Singapore and Colombo on a voyage from North East Asia, the Vessel was passing NE of Bermuda en route to Halifax, Canada, when a fire erupted in a container onboard, before spreading to other containers.
Vessel: CASUALTY - YANTIAN EXPRESS
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We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “YANTIAN EXPRESS”, a Germany flag, 2002 built, 88,493 gt fully cellular container ship.

Having also called at Singapore and Colombo on a voyage from North East Asia, the Vessel was passing NE of Bermuda en route to Halifax, Canada, when a fire erupted in a container onboard, before spreading to other containers.

YANTIAN EXPRESS” reduced speed and changed course in an attempt to mitigate wind force and assist the crew’s firefighting efforts. At 1300 UTC 4th January, the ship was moving in a NE direction at some 7 knots speed, with firefighting apparently continuing.

If W E Cox Claims Group can be of any assistance in arranging surveys, appointing fire experts, adjusting potential losses, providing Salvage and/or General Average Security, 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 – Robert Hammersley rhammersley@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: 03/01/2019
Type: We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “MSC ZOE”, a 2015 built 192,237gt fully cellular containership. It is reported that having previously called at Chinese ports the Vessel was sailing from Sines, Portugal to Bremerhaven, Germany when she lost as many as 270 containers overboard in the Southern North Sea. Local media reports suggest that containers have already washed up on beaches in The Netherlands and photographs of the Vessel show a significant shift of containers and collapse of stow. As such it is anticipated that further container and cargo damages will be found upon arrival of the Vessel at her next port of call which we have been advised is Bremerhaven.
Vessel: CASUALTY NOTICE - MSC ZOE
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We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “MSC ZOE”, a 2015 built 192,237gt fully cellular containership.


It is reported that having previously called at Chinese ports the Vessel was sailing from Sines, Portugal to Bremerhaven, Germany when she lost as many as 270 containers overboard in the Southern North Sea. Local media reports suggest that containers have already washed up on beaches in The Netherlands and photographs of the Vessel show a significant shift of containers and collapse of stow. As such it is anticipated that further container and cargo damages will be found upon arrival of the Vessel at her next port of call which we have been advised is Bremerhaven.

W.E. Cox Claims Group are continuingly monitoring the situation and have in house surveyors conveniently located in Northern Europe to attend surveys, and can also assist in adjusting potential losses, providing security if required or undertaking recovery. If any assistance is required please do not hesitate to contact one of our offices detailed below;

Europe – John Jackson – johnjackson@cwhji.com; surveys@cwhji.com
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 – Robert Hammersley rhammersley@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: 02/01/2019
Type: We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “SINCERITY ACE”, a 2009 built 19,265gt vehicle carrier en route from Yokohama, Japan to Honolulu, Hawaii. It is reported that the vessel has suffered a significant fire, with ongoing firefighting efforts and an intent to abandon ship.
Vessel: CASUALTY NOTICE - SINCERITY ACE
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We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “SINCERITY ACE”, a 2009 built 19,265gt vehicle carrier en route from Yokohama, Japan to Honolulu, Hawaii.

It is reported that the vessel has suffered a significant fire, with ongoing firefighting efforts and an intent to abandon ship.

The Coast Guard and commercial Vessels are en route to assist the “SINCERITY ACE” however early indications are that the damage is likely to be significant and assistance from Salvors will be required

W.E. Cox Claims Group are continuingly monitoring the situation however if we can be of any assistance in arranging surveys, adjusting potential losses, providing security 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 – Robert Hammersley rhammersley@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: 18/12/2018
Type: We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “THEA II”, a 1995 built 2,899gt fully cellular container ship. The vessel operates on a liner route between Hull, UK and Amsterdam, NED only. It is reported that the vessel experienced a blackout on 15th December therefore dragging anchor running aground at the entrance to the Humber. After a calamitous effort she was refloated 16th December and is in tow to Hull for assessment. Despite the size of the vessel and only having 84 containers on board the salvage will be handled under Lloyd’s Open Form.
Vessel: Casualty notice - THEA II - Grounding
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We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “THEA II”, a 1995 built 2,899gt fully cellular container ship. The vessel operates on a liner route between Hull, UK and Amsterdam, NED only.


It is reported that the vessel experienced a blackout on 15th December therefore dragging anchor running aground at the entrance to the Humber. After a calamitous effort she was refloated 16th December and is in tow to Hull for assessment. Despite the size of the vessel and only having 84 containers on board the salvage will be handled under Lloyd’s Open Form.

If W.E. Cox Claims Group can be of any assistance in arranging surveys, adjusting potential losses, issuing security 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 – Robert Hammersley rhammersley@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: 02/10/2018
Type: Whilst discharging cargo into lightering vessel CHAR SHAMAIL, there was a collision involving the above mentioned three vessels.
Vessel: NEW CASUALTY - NEW LEGACY, DENSA TIGER & CHAR SHAMAIL
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We have received the following new casualty report.

Whilst discharging cargo into lightering vessel CHAR SHAMAIL, there was a collision involving the above mentioned three vessels.

As a result of the collision, the lightering vessel CHAR SHAMAIL has sunk. Some of the crew from the vessel are still missing.

Both the bulk carriers, DENSA TIGER and NEW LEGACY, have also suffered damage.

The NEW LEGACY had loaded 32,500 MT of Scrap from Portland, USA, for discharge at Bangladesh.

The DENSA TIGER had loaded 41,825 MT of Slag from Mizushima, Japan, for discharge at Bangladesh.

The above incident may give rise to salvage, general average (GA) and recovery issues.

We can assist in the complete handling of this matter including pursuing recovery against the carrying and colliding vessels for any losses suffered.

If you have insured cargo onboard any of the above vessels and would like us to assist you, we suggest that you contact us as soon as possible so that we can start taking steps to protect your interests.

As appropriate, please contact:

Australia – Robert Hammersley rhammersley@w-e-cox.com.au

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

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

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

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

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.

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Date: 02/10/2018
Type: Further to our last report, we have now received information that the vessel has suffered extensive damage and the shipowners have declared general average (GA) as a result of this casualty.
Vessel: CASUALTY UPDATE - APL LOS ANGELES
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Further to our last report, we have now received information that the vessel has suffered extensive damage and the shipowners have declared general average (GA) as a result of this casualty.

GA securities consisting of a GA Guarantee and a GA Bond will now need to be provided by the cargo insurer and cargo owner respectively, before the cargo may be released by the carrier.

We are in contact with the GA Adjusters and can assist in this regard and in the complete hanlding of this matter on behalf of the cargo insurers, including pursuing recovery against the carrier (or any other third party at fault) for any losses suffered.

If you would like us to assist you, we suggest that you contact us as soon as possible.

As appropriate, please contact:

Australia – Robert Hammersley rhammersley@w-e-cox.com.au

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

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

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

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

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.

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Date: 25/09/2018
Type: We have received notification that the above-mentioned vessel grounded while departing from Fuzhou on 22 September 2018. Whilst this vessel was plying between ports in the far east, it could have been serving as a feeder vessel and have containers coming from or going to anywhere in the world.
Vessel: NEW CASUALTY - APL LOS ANGELES
Location: Fuzhou

We have received notification that the above-mentioned vessel grounded while departing from Fuzhou on 22 September 2018.

Whilst this vessel was plying between ports in the far east, it could have been serving as a feeder vessel and have containers coming from or going to anywhere in the world.

If you have insured cargo onboard this vessel and W E Cox Claims Group may be of assistance in any way, including provision of Salvage and/or General Average securities, arranging surveys, adjusting potential losses or undertaking recovery action, please do not hesitate to contact us.

As appropriate, please contact:

Australia – Robert Hammersley rhammersley@w-e-cox.com.au

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

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

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

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

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.