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: 24/02/2021
Type: Further to our initial notice of 18th February, it is reported that MAERSK EINDHOVEN is awaiting clearance from Japanese authorities for entry into APM Terminals Yokohama, Japan container terminal, currently expected to proceed on/about 25th February and likely to berth on/about 1st March. Maersk surveyors have been onboard with salvors, inspecting the vessel and reviewing safety conditions. It is reported that damage to Vessel is very limited, so declaration of General Average seems very unlikely. Maersk anticipate being able to share more details in the coming days. Current indications are that the vessel will resume normal TP6 service once repairs are completed. Meanwhile, it has been established that 260 containers were lost, with a further 65 confirmed damaged onboard. We are pleased to confirm that W E Cox Claims Group has received instructions from insurers of part cargo to represent their interests in this case, so will have surveyors in attendance, and are already making contact with relevant parties and taking steps to protect rights of recovery for any losses incurred. If you have any involvement in this casualty, we will be pleased to include your interests in terms of survey, claims adjustment or recovery action, as required. As appropriate, please contact: United Kingdom – Paul Friett cargoclaims@w-e-cox.co.uk Europe – John Jackson – surveys@cwhji.com Hong Kong – Twinnie Lai twinnie@ceemis.com.hk Singapore – Paul Sansom psansom@w-e-cox.com.sg USA – Charles Droll cdroll@w-e-cox.com Australia – Niall Orr – norr@w-e-cox.com.au If this or future casualty notices should be forwarded to any of your colleagues, we would be pleased to receive their contact details and we will add them to our Client List.
Vessel: CASUALTY UPDATE#1 - MAERSK EINDHOVEN
Location:

Further to our initial notice of 18th February, it is reported that MAERSK EINDHOVEN is awaiting clearance from Japanese authorities for entry into APM Terminals Yokohama, Japan container terminal, currently expected to proceed on/about 25th February and likely to berth on/about 1st March.

Maersk surveyors have been onboard with salvors, inspecting the vessel and reviewing safety conditions. It is reported that damage to Vessel is very limited, so declaration of General Average seems very unlikely. Maersk anticipate being able to share more details in the coming days. Current indications are that the vessel will resume normal TP6 service once repairs are completed.

Meanwhile, it has been established that 260 containers were lost, with a further 65 confirmed damaged onboard. We are pleased to confirm that W E Cox Claims Group has received instructions from insurers of part cargo to represent their interests in this case, so will have surveyors in attendance, and are already making contact with relevant parties and taking steps to protect rights of recovery for any losses incurred.

If you have any involvement in this casualty, we will be pleased to include your interests in terms of survey, claims adjustment or recovery action, as required.

As appropriate, please contact:

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


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

Date: 18/02/2021
Type:
Vessel: CASUALTY NOTICE - MAERSK EINDHOVEN
Location:

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel MAERSK EINDHOVEN, a Denmark flag, 2010 built, 141,716gt, fully cellular containership, which encountered severe weather conditions in the Pacific Ocean, en route from Xiamen to Los Angeles, resulting in a significant number of containers being lost overboard and It is anticipated that numerous containers remaining onboard will also have been affected. There are also unconfirmed reports of an engine failure at the time of the incident.

The vessel has changed course and is now returning to seek a port of refuge in Asia, where we will be able to have surveyors on hand to inspect cargo on discharge.

It is unclear at this stage whether this incident will give rise to General Average or whether General Average will be declared. If W E Cox Claims Group can be of any assistance, providing securities, arranging surveys, adjusting potential losses or undertaking recovery action, please do not hesitate to contact us.

As appropriate, please contact:

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


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

Date: 22/01/2021
Type:
Vessel: CASUALTY UPDATE#1 - MAERSK ESSEN
Location:

Further to our initial Casualty Report we have been advised that the Fully Cellular Containership “MAERSK ESSEN”, which reported losing some 750 containers overboard in the Pacific on 16th January 2021, will no longer be calling at Los Angeles due to Port congestion.

It is understood that the Vessel will now be calling at the Port of Lazaro Cardena in Mexico with a scheduled arrival date of 26th January 2021.

The Port of Lazaro Cardena has a dedicated container terminal owned by Maersk sister company APM Terminals and we have been advised that the choice of terminal will allow for swifter discharge of containers and damage inspection. Significant damages and delay of onward shipment is still anticipated however, and W.E. Cox Claims Group are actively investigating this matter with our surveyors, CWH Johnsons International, on standby to attend at the Port of Lazaro Cardena.

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 – 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: 20/01/2021
Type: CASUALTY NOTICE Incident reported: 20th January 2021 Vessel: MAERSK ESSEN IMO No. 9456783 Type: Fully Cellular Containership Incident: Containers overboard We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “MAERSK ESSEN”, a 2010 built 141,716gt Fully Cellular Containership which reported losing some 750 containers overboard in the Pacific on 16th January 2021. It is understood that the Vessel has a capacity of 13,100 TEU and was carrying containers between Asia and the USA when an estimated 750 containers were lost overboard in the Pacific. It is anticipated that significant further damages will have occurred, and it is understood that the Vessel is scheduled to arrive Los Angeles in the coming days where the extent of the damages will be assessed. W.E. Cox Claims Group are actively investigating this matter and have our surveyors, CWH Johnsons International, on standby to attend at Los Angeles. 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 – Twinnie Lai – twinnie@ceemis.com.hk Singapore – Paul Sansom psansom@w-e-cox.com.sg USA – Charles Droll cdroll@w-e-cox.com Australia – Niall Orr – norr@w-e-cox.com.au If this or future casualty notices should be forwarded to any of your colleagues, we would be pleased to receive their contact details and we will add them to our Client List. Best Regards, Paul Friett Assistant Director
Vessel: CASUALTY NOTICE - MAERSK ESSEN
Location: Pacific

CASUALTY NOTICE

Incident reported: 20th January 2021

Vessel: MAERSK ESSEN

IMO No. 9456783

Type: Fully Cellular Containership

Incident: Containers overboard

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “MAERSK ESSEN”, a 2010 built 141,716gt Fully Cellular Containership which reported losing some 750 containers overboard in the Pacific on 16th January 2021.

It is understood that the Vessel has a capacity of 13,100 TEU and was carrying containers between Asia and the USA when an estimated 750 containers were lost overboard in the Pacific. It is anticipated that significant further damages will have occurred, and it is understood that the Vessel is scheduled to arrive Los Angeles in the coming days where the extent of the damages will be assessed.

W.E. Cox Claims Group are actively investigating this matter and have our surveyors, CWH Johnsons International, on standby to attend at Los Angeles.

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 – Twinnie Lai – twinnie@ceemis.com.hk
Singapore Paul Sansom psansom@w-e-cox.com.sg
USA Charles Droll cdroll@w-e-cox.com

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


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

Best Regards,

Paul Friett

Assistant Director


Date: 20/01/2021
Type:
Vessel: CASUALTY NOTICE - MAERSK LAVRAS
Location:

Incident Date: 19th January 2021

Vessel: MAERSK LAVRAS (IMO 9526928)

Type: Fully cellular containership

Incident: Fire

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel MAERSK LAVRAS, a Hong Kong flag, 2011 built, 88,237gt fully cellular containership, when a gantry crane caught fire during cargo operation at the Port of Buenos Aires, having previously called at Brazilian ports on a voyage from Singapore and China.

National Maritime Authority of Argentina confirmed that firefighters were deployed to combat the fire, the cause of which is not yet known.

It has since been reported that the fire was duly extinguished and the situation now under control. All crew and other vessels in the vicinity are reported to be safe, while any damage to MAERSK LAVRAS or cargo onboard has yet to be assessed.

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.

Date: 08/12/2020
Type: Incident Date: 30th November 2020 Vessel: ONE APUS IMO No. 9806079 Type: Fully Cellular Containership Incident: Collapse of stow & Containers overboard Following our previous Casualty Advices, operators and managers of ONE APUS have issued a further situation update (see below), advising that an estimated 1,816 containers have been lost overboard and that the Vessel has now berthed in Kobe for a safety inspection prior to surveyors being allowed on board. At present, GA has not been declared but we understand that owners are considering the possibility. In the meantime, W E Cox Claims Group remain in contact with Vessel interests and have received numerous instructions from cargo interests. As such, we have set up a dedicated Global team within our Survey, Claims and Subrogation departments to maintain 24 hour a day control over the incident, including collating information, ensuring local attendance for surveys, undertaking salvage sales, providing Guarantees (if required) and commencing recovery action. If W E Cox Claims Group can be of assistance, please contact: Ben Goh Hoon Chuan - 吴崑川 John Jackson Paul Friett Charles F. Droll Michael Cox Marine Manager Managing Director Claims Director President Managing Director CWH JOHNSONS INTERNATIONAL PTE LTD CWH JOHNSONS INTERNATIONAL W. E. Cox Claims Group (Europe) Limited W. E. Cox Claims Group (USA) LLC W.E. Cox Claims Group Ltd 133 New Bridge Road, 66/1 rue Raymond Derain, 140 Fenchurch Street, Carriage House Square 140 Fenchurch Street, #17-01/02, Chinatown Point, 59700 Marcq-en-Baroeul, London, EC3M 6BL 2785 Route 115, Suite 201 London, EC3M 6BL Singapore 059413 France United Kingdom Effort, Pennsylvania 18330 United Kingdom www.cwhji.com www.cwhji.com www.wecoxclaimsgroup.com www.wecoxclaimsgroup.com www.wecoxclaimsgroup.com Email: BenGoh@cwhji.com Email: JohnJackson@cwhji.com Email: cargoclaims@w-e-cox.co.uk Email: cdroll@w-e-cox.com Email: mcox@w-e-cox.co.uk Tel: +65 6227 6055 Tel: +33 3 20 91 18 45 DDI: +44 20 3859 9043 Phone: 570-629-8401 DDI: +44 203 859 9035 Fax: +65 6438 2275 Fax: +33 3 20 91 19 86 Tel: +44 20 7488 2580 Direct Dial: 570-629-8402 Mobile: +44 7919 368035 Cell: +65 9799 6883 (24/7) FR Mobile: +33 6 72 16 46 17 Fax: +44 20 7488 2583 Fax: 570-629-8403 Tel: +44 207 488 2580 UK Mobile: +44 7720 826 559 Fax: +44 207 488 2583 “Chidori Ship Holding LLC as owners and NYK Shipmanagement Pte Ltd as managers of the container vessel ONE Apus (IMO# 9806079) can confirm that the ship is now safely berthed in the Port of Kobe after losing 1,816 containers overboard when it encountered severe weather on Monday, November 30, 2020. A full safety inspection of the vessel and its remaining cargo will now take place with the assistance of local emergency services to ensure that there is no threat to people or the environment posed by the dislodged and damaged containers that remain on deck. Once the vessel and cargo are declared safe, surveyors from the various stakeholders will make their initial assessments whilst stowage planners and stevedores formulate and implement a plan to ensure the safe removal of the remaining units. Then, a thorough evaluation will be made on the exact number and type of containers that have been lost or damaged and damage to the vessel. We are liaising with the JRCC in Honolulu, who are continuing to broadcast safety messages to marine traffic about the lost containers and sightings. A full investigation is being conducted into this incident in conjunction with the Flag State and the relevant maritime authorities. More information will be provided as it becomes available.” Best Regards, Paul Friett Claims Director
Vessel: CASUALTY NOTICE UPDATE - ONE APUS
Location:

Incident Date: 30th November 2020

Vessel: ONE APUS

IMO No. 9806079

Type: Fully Cellular Containership

Incident: Collapse of stow & Containers overboard

Following our previous Casualty Advices, operators and managers of ONE APUS have issued a further situation update (see below), advising that an estimated 1,816 containers have been lost overboard and that the Vessel has now berthed in Kobe for a safety inspection prior to surveyors being allowed on board.

At present, GA has not been declared but we understand that owners are considering the possibility. In the meantime, W E Cox Claims Group remain in contact with Vessel interests and have received numerous instructions from cargo interests. As such, we have set up a dedicated Global team within our Survey, Claims and Subrogation departments to maintain 24 hour a day control over the incident, including collating information, ensuring local attendance for surveys, undertaking salvage sales, providing Guarantees (if required) and commencing recovery action.

If W E Cox Claims Group can be of assistance, please contact:

Ben Goh Hoon Chuan - 吴崑川

John Jackson

Paul Friett

Charles F. Droll

Michael Cox

Marine Manager

Managing Director

Claims Director

President

Managing Director

CWH JOHNSONS INTERNATIONAL PTE LTD

CWH JOHNSONS INTERNATIONAL

W. E. Cox Claims Group (Europe) Limited

W. E. Cox Claims Group (USA) LLC

W.E. Cox Claims Group Ltd

133 New Bridge Road,

66/1 rue Raymond Derain,

140 Fenchurch Street,

Carriage House Square

140 Fenchurch Street,

#17-01/02, Chinatown Point,

59700 Marcq-en-Baroeul,

London, EC3M 6BL

2785 Route 115, Suite 201

London, EC3M 6BL

Singapore 059413

France

United Kingdom

Effort, Pennsylvania 18330

United Kingdom

www.cwhji.com

www.cwhji.com

www.wecoxclaimsgroup.com

www.wecoxclaimsgroup.com

www.wecoxclaimsgroup.com

Email: BenGoh@cwhji.com

Email: JohnJackson@cwhji.com

Email: cargoclaims@w-e-cox.co.uk

Email: cdroll@w-e-cox.com

Email: mcox@w-e-cox.co.uk

Tel: +65 6227 6055

Tel: +33 3 20 91 18 45

DDI: +44 20 3859 9043

Phone: 570-629-8401

DDI: +44 203 859 9035

Fax: +65 6438 2275

Fax: +33 3 20 91 19 86

Tel: +44 20 7488 2580

Direct Dial: 570-629-8402

Mobile: +44 7919 368035

Cell: +65 9799 6883 (24/7)

FR Mobile: +33 6 72 16 46 17

Fax: +44 20 7488 2583

Fax: 570-629-8403

Tel: +44 207 488 2580

UK Mobile: +44 7720 826 559

Fax: +44 207 488 2583

“Chidori Ship Holding LLC as owners and NYK Shipmanagement Pte Ltd as managers of the container vessel ONE Apus (IMO# 9806079) can confirm that the ship is now safely berthed in the Port of Kobe after losing 1,816 containers overboard when it encountered severe weather on Monday, November 30, 2020.

A full safety inspection of the vessel and its remaining cargo will now take place with the assistance of local emergency services to ensure that there is no threat to people or the environment posed by the dislodged and damaged containers that remain on deck.

Once the vessel and cargo are declared safe, surveyors from the various stakeholders will make their initial assessments whilst stowage planners and stevedores formulate and implement a plan to ensure the safe removal of the remaining units. Then, a thorough evaluation will be made on the exact number and type of containers that have been lost or damaged and damage to the vessel.

We are liaising with the JRCC in Honolulu, who are continuing to broadcast safety messages to marine traffic about the lost containers and sightings. A full investigation is being conducted into this incident in conjunction with the Flag State and the relevant maritime authorities.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.”

Best Regards,

Paul Friett

Claims Director

Date: 03/12/2020
Type: Incident Date: 30th November 2020 Vessel: ONE APUS IMO No. 9806079 Type: Fully Cellular Containership Incident: Collapse of stow & Containers overboard Following our previous Casualty Advices, operators and managers of ONE APUS have issued a further situation update (see below), advising that an estimated 40 affected units are believed to contain dangerous goods, and confirming that the vessel is now bound for Kobe, as port of refuge, where W E Cox Claims Group have retained surveyors for cargo inspection and investigation. At present, GA has not been declared but we understand that owners are considering the possibility. Chidori Ship Holding LLC as owners and NYK Shipmanagement Pte Ltd as managers of the container vessel ONE Apus (IMO# 9806079) can confirm that the ship is proceeding to the port of Kobe, Japan with an ETA of December 8, after encountering severe weather on Monday, November 30, 2020, and losing sections of its load. The priority remains on getting the vessel and crew safely to port. Once berthed, it’s expected to take some time to offload the dislodged containers that remain on board. Then a thorough assessment will be made on the exact number and type of containers that have been lost or damaged. Whilst it remains unsafe for the crew to conduct close-quarter inspections of the impacted container bays at sea, it is estimated that the number of lost or damaged units could exceed 1,900, of which some 40 are believed to be Dangerous Goods containers. Once the ONE Apus is in port and deemed safe, a full investigation will be conducted into this incident in conjunction with the Flag State and the relevant maritime authorities. More information will be provided as it becomes available. A full investigation will be conducted into this incident in conjunction with the Flag State and the relevant maritime authorities. More information will be provided as it becomes available. If 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 Europe – John Jackson – surveys@cwhji.com Hong Kong – Twinnie Lai twinnie@ceemis.com.hk Singapore – Paul Sansom psansom@w-e-cox.com.sg USA – Charles Droll cdroll@w-e-cox.com Australia – Niall Orr – norr@w-e-cox.com.au If this or future casualty notices should be forwarded to any of your colleagues, we would be pleased to receive their contact details and we will add them to our Client List. Best Regards, Paul Friett Claims Director
Vessel: CASUALTY UPDATE - ONE APUS
Location:

Incident Date: 30th November 2020

Vessel: ONE APUS

IMO No. 9806079

Type: Fully Cellular Containership

Incident: Collapse of stow & Containers overboard

Following our previous Casualty Advices, operators and managers of ONE APUS have issued a further situation update (see below), advising that an estimated 40 affected units are believed to contain dangerous goods, and confirming that the vessel is now bound for Kobe, as port of refuge, where W E Cox Claims Group have retained surveyors for cargo inspection and investigation.

At present, GA has not been declared but we understand that owners are considering the possibility.

Chidori Ship Holding LLC as owners and NYK Shipmanagement Pte Ltd as managers of the container vessel ONE Apus (IMO# 9806079) can confirm that the ship is proceeding to the port of Kobe, Japan with an ETA of December 8, after encountering severe weather on Monday, November 30, 2020, and losing sections of its load.

The priority remains on getting the vessel and crew safely to port. Once berthed, it’s expected to take some time to offload the dislodged containers that remain on board. Then a thorough assessment will be made on the exact number and type of containers that have been lost or damaged.

Whilst it remains unsafe for the crew to conduct close-quarter inspections of the impacted container bays at sea, it is estimated that the number of lost or damaged units could exceed 1,900, of which some 40 are believed to be Dangerous Goods containers.

Once the ONE Apus is in port and deemed safe, a full investigation will be conducted into this incident in conjunction with the Flag State and the relevant maritime authorities.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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


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

Best Regards,

Paul Friett

Claims Director

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

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

Singapore, December 2, 2020 Update No 1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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

As appropriate, please contact:

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


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

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

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

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

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

As appropriate, please contact:

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

As appropriate, please contact:

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


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