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: 17/01/2020
Type: W.E. Cox have been instructed by cargo interests following an incident involving the Vessel “AEOLOS”, a 2001 built 19,882gt Bulk Carrier which suffered rudder failure causing her to drift out of control northeast of Cape Maleas, Greece, 6th January 2020.
Vessel: New Casualty - AELOS - LOF Salvage & GA
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W.E. Cox have been instructed by cargo interests following an incident involving the Vessel “AEOLOS”, a 2001 built 19,882gt Bulk Carrier which suffered rudder failure causing her to drift out of control northeast of Cape Maleas, Greece, 6th January 2020.

The Vessel was fully laden with steel cargoes being shipped from Turkey to Argentina when she encountered difficulties. Professional Salvors have been instructed under LOF terms and Vessel Owners have declared General Average.

The Vessel is currently anchored in Greece awaiting inspection. W.E. Cox have retained experts to attend on board and are in discussion with Vessel Owners P&I, Salvors Representatives and GA Adjusters.

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


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: 07/01/2020
Type: We have learned of an incident involving the vessel COSCO PACIFIC, a Hong Kong flag, 2008 built, 115,776gt fully cellular containership en route from Port Klang, Malaysia to Jawaharlal Nehru Port, India, having previously called at Singapore on a voyage commencing in China.
Vessel: NEW CASUALTY - COSCO PACIFIC
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We have learned of an incident involving the vessel COSCO PACIFIC, a Hong Kong flag, 2008 built, 115,776gt fully cellular containership en route from Port Klang, Malaysia to Jawaharlal Nehru Port, India, having previously called at Singapore on a voyage commencing in China.

The vessel was in the Arabian Sea off the southwestern coast of India when fire broke out in a cargo hold on 4th January 2020. The scheduled voyage was interrupted and COSCO PACIFIC headed to Sri Lanka, berthing at Eastern Ferry Terminal, Colombo port on 6th January, where containers on fire were to be offloaded and the vessel monitored until response inspections are completed.

W E Cox Claims Group has received instructions to represent the interests of part cargo onboard.

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.

Date: 30/12/2019
Type: CASUALTY NOTICE Incident Date: 21st December 2019 Vessel: CDRY BLUE IMO No. 9504619 Type: General cargo ship Incident: Loss of engine power & grounding We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “CDRY BLUE”, an Italy flag, 2010 built, 5,629gt General Cargo Ship, which suffered loss of engine power, resulting in running aground south of Sant Antioco, during a voyage from Cagliari, Italy, to Alicante, Spain. It is reported that the Vessel had experienced heavy weather on high seas and attempted to seek shelter at first convenient anchorage. The Italian Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter and salvage team in response to a request for urgent assistance and all crew were safely evacuated. Maritime authorities have opened an incident investigation file and, when the weather is more stable, surveyors and salvage team with divers will attend onboard, to investigate the cause of the incident and extent of damages incurred. W E Cox Claims Group are actively investigating the incident and if we can be of any assistance in arranging surveys, providing Guarantees if required, 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. Best Regards, Paul Friett Assistant Director
Vessel: CASUALTY NOTICE - CDRY BLUE
Location: South of Sant Antioco

CASUALTY NOTICE

Incident Date: 21st December 2019

Vessel: CDRY BLUE

IMO No. 9504619

Type: General cargo ship

Incident: Loss of engine power & grounding

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “CDRY BLUE”, an Italy flag, 2010 built, 5,629gt General Cargo Ship, which suffered loss of engine power, resulting in running aground south of Sant Antioco, during a voyage from Cagliari, Italy, to Alicante, Spain.

It is reported that the Vessel had experienced heavy weather on high seas and attempted to seek shelter at first convenient anchorage. The Italian Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter and salvage team in response to a request for urgent assistance and all crew were safely evacuated. Maritime authorities have opened an incident investigation file and, when the weather is more stable, surveyors and salvage team with divers will attend onboard, to investigate the cause of the incident and extent of damages incurred.

W E Cox Claims Group are actively investigating the incident and if we can be of any assistance in arranging surveys, providing Guarantees if required, 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.

Best Regards,

Paul Friett

Assistant Director

Date: 30/12/2019
Type: CASUALTY NOTICE Incident Date: 27th December 2019 Vessel: SONGA IRIDIUM IMO No. 9337030 Type: Fully Cellular Containership Incident: Grounding We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “SONGA IRIDIUM”, a 2008 built 23,633gt Fully Cellular Containership which ran aground 27th December 2019 whilst transiting the Bosphorus Straits. It is understood that the Vessel, which was on a fully laden voyage from Odessa, Ukraine, to Constanza, Romania, may have suffered an engine malfunction which resulted in the grounding. The Vessel has been re-floated with the assistance of a number of tugs and is currently at Istanbul Anchorage awaiting full inspection. W E Cox Claims Group are actively investigating the incident and 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. Best Regards, Paul Friett Assistant Director
Vessel: CASUALTY NOTICE - SONGA IRIDIUM
Location: Bosphorus Straits

CASUALTY NOTICE

Incident Date: 27th December 2019

Vessel: SONGA IRIDIUM

IMO No. 9337030

Type: Fully Cellular Containership

Incident: Grounding

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “SONGA IRIDIUM”, a 2008 built 23,633gt Fully Cellular Containership which ran aground 27th December 2019 whilst transiting the Bosphorus Straits.

It is understood that the Vessel, which was on a fully laden voyage from Odessa, Ukraine, to Constanza, Romania, may have suffered an engine malfunction which resulted in the grounding.

The Vessel has been re-floated with the assistance of a number of tugs and is currently at Istanbul Anchorage awaiting full inspection.

W E Cox Claims Group are actively investigating the incident and 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.

Best Regards,

Paul Friett

Assistant Director

Date: 11/12/2019
Type: We have received the following new casualty report. Fully cellular containership APL MEXICO CITY drifted after breaking its lines at the quay and came into contact with a shore crane, causing it to collapse.
Vessel: CASUALTY - APL MEXICO CITY
Location:

We have received the following new casualty report.

Fully cellular containership APL MEXICO CITY drifted after breaking its lines at the quay and came into contact with a shore crane, causing it to collapse.

Services of professional salvors were sought under the Lloyd’s Form of Salvage Agreement (LOF) by the vessel.

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 provision of Salvage and/or General Average securities, arranging surveys, adjusting potential losses and pursuing recovery 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 – Niall Orr NOrr@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

Date: 28/11/2019
Type: We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “NORDANA SOPHIE”, a 1999 built 7,659gt General Cargo Ship which we understand suffered water ingress at Vung Ang Anchorage, Vietnam, overnight 27th/28th November 2019.
Vessel: CASUALTY NOTICE - NORDANA SOPHIE
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We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “NORDANA SOPHIE”, a 1999 built 7,659gt General Cargo Ship which we understand suffered water ingress at Vung Ang Anchorage, Vietnam, overnight 27th/28th November 2019.

It is understood that the Vessel had previously called at Japan, Philippines and Hong Kong and was destined for Vietnam when she suffered water ingress and a severe portside list. It is understood that the crew have evacuated the Vessel and that discussions are ongoing with potential Salvors.

W E Cox Claims Group are actively investigating the incident and 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: 20/11/2019
Type: We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “CSAV TRANCURA”, a 2013 built 96,268gt Fully Cellular Containership which we understand suffered difficulties in propulsion, resulting in collapse of stow and containers overboard.
Vessel: NEW CASUALTY - CSAV TRANCURA
Location:

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “CSAV TRANCURA”, a 2013 built 96,268gt Fully Cellular Containership which we understand suffered difficulties in propulsion, resulting in collapse of stow and containers overboard.

It is understood that the Vessel had previously called at Mexico, Panama, Columbia and Jamaica and was scheduled to call into Singapore, China and South Korea however as a result of this incident she is currently located at Cape Town for investigation purposes.

It is not yet known if General Average will be declared however W E Cox Claims Group are actively investigating the incident and 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: 08/11/2019
Type: We have learned of an incident involving the vessel GLOVIS CAPTAIN, a Marshall Islands flag, 2015 built, 59,760 gt vehicle carrier. It is reported that GLOVIS CAPTAIN lost some of its lashings during a storm in the English Channel, resulting in a shift and damage to its cargo of cars and industrial vehicles. According to local sources, a significant number of badly damaged high and heavy vehicles are being unloaded from the vessel at the port of Southampton. A forklift has been reportedly deployed to remove some of these.
Vessel: NEW CASUALTY - GLOVIS CAPTAIN
Location:

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel GLOVIS CAPTAIN, a Marshall Islands flag, 2015 built, 59,760 gt vehicle carrier.

It is reported that GLOVIS CAPTAIN lost some of its lashings during a storm in the English Channel, resulting in a shift and damage to its cargo of cars and industrial vehicles. According to local sources, a significant number of badly damaged high and heavy vehicles are being unloaded from the vessel at the port of Southampton. A forklift has been reportedly deployed to remove some of these.

The vessel has also sustained some minor damage to its hull although the vessel and crew are safe. There is no pollution and the ship is it unlikely to require dry docking.

W.E. Cox Claims Group are monitoring the situation and have in house surveyors conveniently located in Southampton. If we can be of any assistance in arranging surveys, adjusting potential losses, or undertaking recovery action please do not hesitate to contact us:

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 – Nial 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: 22/10/2019
Type: Incident Date: 18th October 2019 Vessel: VIETSUN INTEGRITY IMO No. 9264776 Type: Fully Cellular Containership Incident: Sinking – Containers overboard We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “VIETSUN INTEGRITY”, a 2003 built 6,704gt Fully Cellular Containership which sank in the Long Tau river in Vietnam October 18th. It is understood that the Vessel was carrying 285 containers between Vietnamese Ports, albeit cargoes could have originated or been destined for global ports, when she sank and that efforts are ongoing to salvage the containers. W E Cox Claims Group are actively investigating the incident and if we 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 – Nial 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: NEW CASUALTY - VIETSUN INTEGRITY
Location: Long Tau river

Incident Date: 18th October 2019

Vessel: VIETSUN INTEGRITY

IMO No. 9264776

Type: Fully Cellular Containership

Incident: Sinking – Containers overboard

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “VIETSUN INTEGRITY”, a 2003 built 6,704gt Fully Cellular Containership which sank in the Long Tau river in Vietnam October 18th.

It is understood that the Vessel was carrying 285 containers between Vietnamese Ports, albeit cargoes could have originated or been destined for global ports, when she sank and that efforts are ongoing to salvage the containers.

W E Cox Claims Group are actively investigating the incident and if we 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 – Nial 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: 11/09/2019
Type: We have learned of an incident involving the vessel KIRAN ASYA, a Turkey flag, 2005 built, 39,555gt bulk carrier on 10th September 2019, laden with a cargo of wheat in bulk, on a voyage from Russia to Turkey, when fire broke out during discharge operations at Atakas Port, Iskenderun.
Vessel: NEW CASUALTY - KIRAN ASYA
Location:

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel KIRAN ASYA, a Turkey flag, 2005 built, 39,555gt bulk carrier on 10th September 2019, laden with a cargo of wheat in bulk, on a voyage from Russia to Turkey, when fire broke out during discharge operations at Atakas Port, Iskenderun. The crew and stevedore emergency duty team initiated fire-fighting operations, subsequently being joined by Iskenderun bay duty fire-fighting tugs from sea side together with a fire brigade team from shore side to assist in bringing the fire under control.

The fire was duly extinguished and cooling operations carried out in the Port, where the vessel remains. No one was injured in the incident, although slight pollution occurred at the pier and sea due to the fire-fighting operation. The cause of fire is unknown at this stage, but an incident investigation file has been opened by the Iskenderun Harbour Master. State surveyors have been appointed to investigate the cause of the incident and extent of damage, and the vessel’s departure permission has been revoked by the Harbour Master until completion of investigation formalities.

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 (if applicable), 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 – 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.