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: 05/09/2018
Type: We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “WAN HAI 502”, a 2005 built 42,532gt Fully Cellular Containership which ran aground at Lat. 01-13.40S., Long. 106-49.69E 30th August 2018.
Vessel: NEW CASUALTY - WAN HAI 502
Location:

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “WAN HAI 502”, a 2005 built 42,532gt Fully Cellular Containership which ran aground at Lat. 01-13.40S., Long. 106-49.69E 30th August 2018.

It is understood that the Vessel was en-route from Jakarta to Singapore with 38,390MT of containerized cargo and that she is engaged on a rotational voyage between China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. As these ports involve significant transshipment operations it is likely that international cargoes will have been affected.

It is understood that Salvors have been appointed on Lloyd’s Open Form of Salvage Agreement 3rd September 2018 and that General Average has been declared.

W E Cox Claims Group are actively involved in the incident and are in contact with both the Salvors Solicitors and General Average Adjusters and once the Vessel is refloated and date and location for potential discharge is known will update our clients further along with demands for Salvage and General Average security once determined.

W E Cox Claims Group are perfectly placed to assist in arranging surveys, adjusting potential losses, providing Salvage and/or General Average Security, as well as undertaking recovery. In this regard if we can be of assistance 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: 24/07/2018
Type: We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “MAKASSAR HIGHWAY”, a 2001 built 17,735gt Vehicle Carrier which ran aground in the Vastervik municipality of Sweden 23rd July 2018 .
Vessel: NEW CASUALTY - MAKASSAR HIGHWAY
Location:

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “MAKASSAR HIGHWAY”, a 2001 built 17,735gt Vehicle Carrier which ran aground in the Vastervik municipality of Sweden 23rd July 2018 .

It is understood that the Vessel was carrying 1,325 cars from the UK and Germany to Sweden when she ran aground at 14 knots. The Vessel is damaged and cannot be re-floated by her own means and as such Salvors have been appointed with salvage operations likely to last a number of days.

W E Cox Claims Group are actively investigating the incident and if we can be of any assistance in arranging surveys, 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: 18/07/2018
Type: We have received notification of an incident on 15 July 2018 in the Suez Canal involving the above mentioned five vessels.
Vessel: NEW CASUALTY - AENEAS
Location: Suez Canal

We have received notification of an incident on 15 July 2018 in the Suez Canal involving the above mentioned five vessels.

Fully cellular containership AENEAS experienced engine trouble whilst transiting the Suez Canal and had to be stopped at the entrance of the Suez. Three vessels, bulk carrier Sakizaya Kalon, bulk carrier Osios David and bulk carrier Panamax Alexander, that were in the southbound convoy, could not stop in time and came in contact with each other. As a result, the vessels sustained damages to their hull. Subsequently, Sakizaya Kalon and Osios David were tugged aside to allow the northbound convoy to pass, while Panamax Alexander remained in her position. Later, fully cellular containership NYK Orpheus came in contact with Panamax Alexander, as a result of which, both vessels sustained damages.

If you have insured cargo onboard any of these vessels and W E Cox Claims Group may be of assistance in any way, including provision of Salvage 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.

Date: 03/07/2018
Type: We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “SAM LION”, a 2012 built 31,760gt bulk carrier loaded with 40,050 tonnes of clinker in bulk loaded at Nemrut Bay and bound for Dakar.
Vessel: NEW CASUALTY - SAM LION
Location: Santa Catalina island

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “SAM LION”, a 2012 built 31,760gt bulk carrier loaded with 40,050 tonnes of clinker in bulk loaded at Nemrut Bay and bound for Dakar.

The Vessel ran aground in the waters of Santa Catalina island area, experiencing several leaks and unable to re-float using her own power. SAM LION was towed by Salvamento Marítimo to the Poniente dock in Ceuta, where she has been inspected by the Maritime Captaincy to verify the damages. Ballast tanks were breached and the double hull penetrated. Divers were sent down to check the cracks and evaluate the necessary repairs. In Ceuta, temporary repairs can only be undertaken to enable the ship to sail to a shipyard in Gibraltar or Algeciras. Five Oceans Salvage SA have been engaged under the terms of Lloyd’s Open Form.

If you are aware of any involvement in this casualty and W E Cox Claims Group may be of assistance in any way, including provision of Salvage 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
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.

Best regards,

Paul Friett
Assistant Director

Date: 29/06/2018
Type: Further to our initial casualty notice, salvage services are now being rendered on LOF terms.
Vessel: CASUALTY UPDATE - THORCO LINEAGE
Location: Coast of French Polynesia

Further to our initial casualty notice in relation to the grounding of 2014 built 13,110gt, general cargo ship “THORCO LINEAGE” it is understood that salvage services are now being rendered on Lloyd’s Open Form (LOF) terms by Nippon Salvage and Smit Singapore.

We understand that the Vessel has been re-floated with initial inspection revealing significant damage to the Vessel’s hull and propeller. She is currently drifting off the coast of French Polynesia and will be towed to suitable port for repairs.

W E Cox Claims Group are actively investigating the incident and remain available to assist in any way, including provision of Salvage securities, arranging surveys, adjusting potential losses or undertaking recovery action.

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.

Date: 25/06/2018
Type: We have been advised of an incident involving the vessel “THORCO LINEAGE”, a 2014 built 13,110gt general cargo ship.
Vessel: NEW CASUALTY - THORCO LINEAGE
Location: Raroia Atoll, Frencho Polynesia

We have been advised of an incident involving the vessel “THORCO LINEAGE”, a 2014 built 13,110gt general cargo ship.

It is understood that the “THORCO LINEAGE” ran aground on northern outline of Raroia Atoll, Frencho Polynesia, in position 15 56S 142 19W, in the morning Jun 24, whilst en-route from Baltimore USA to Hobart Australia.

It is understood that salvors have not yet been appointed however the Vessel is hard aground and unlikely to be re-floated without professional assistance.

W E Cox Claims Group are actively investigating the incident and will provide further updates in due course. In the meantime if you are aware of any involvement in this casualty and W E Cox Claims Group may be of assistance in any way, including provision of Salvage 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

Date: 14/06/2018
Type: Fully Cellular Containership
Vessel: NEW CASUALTY - SSL KOLKATA
Location:

Incident Date: 14th June 2018

Vessel: SSL KOLKATA

IMO No. 9346574

Type: Fully Cellular Containership

Incident: Fire

There has been a big fire on the container feeder vessel, SSL KOLKATA, earlier today. From the information received so far, we have the following understanding.

Responding to a distress call from the vessel, the Indian coastguard attended the vessel and has evacuated 22 crew members. Due to the strong winds, the fire has spread very quickly and has already engulfed 70% of the vessel.

Professional salvors have been contracted under the Lloyd’s Standard Form of Salvage Agreement (LOF) to salve the vessel and cargo.

Under LOF, salvage securities need to be provided by the salved cargo interests before it is released by the salvors. We can assist you in the handling of this matter, which normally involves provision of the salvage and GA securities, arranging surveys, adjusting potential losses, handling of the salvage claim and general average (GA) claim, pursuing recovery from the carriers, etc.

The vessel was a feeder vessel operating between Kolkata and Chennai but could have had onboard containers from anywhere in the world.

If you have insured cargo onboard this vessel, we suggest that you get in touch with us as soon as possible so that we can start taking steps to protect your interests.

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: 14/06/2018
Type: Bulk Cement Carrier
Vessel: NEW CASUALTY - RAYSUT II
Location: Fazayah Beach, 18 nautical miles west of Salalah port

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “RAYSUT II”, a 1984 built 10880gt bulk dement carrier. Having previously called at Duqm, Port Sultan Qaboos and Salalah the vessel ran aground on Fazayah Beach, 18 nautical miles west of Salalah port.


It is currently unclear whether or not any damage was sustained to the vessel however, the grounding is severe enough to require the attendance of SMIT Salvage on Lloyd’s Open Form Terms. Inevitably a Savage Guarantee will be required by Lloyd’s Arbitration Branch and W E Cox are well placed to issue, and insure, any such documents. Furthermore, our casualty team has many years’ experience in negotiating salvage and defending any demands.

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

As appropriate, please contact:

United Kingdom Paul Friett cargoclaims@w-e-cox.co.uk
Hong Kong Wendy Lee wendy@ceemis.com.hk
Singapore Paul Sansom psansom@w-e-cox.com.sg
USA Charles Droll cdroll@w-e-cox.com
Australia – 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: 01/06/2018
Type: We have been advised of an incident involving the vessel “YM EFFICIENCY”, a 2009 built 42,741gt fully cellular containership. It is understood that the “YM EFFICIENCY” suffered a collapse of stow en-route from China to Australia, as a result of which more than 80 containers were lost overboard and at least a further 30 containers seriously damaged on board.
Vessel: NEW CASUALTY - YM EFFICIENCY
Location:

We have been advised of an incident involving the vessel “YM EFFICIENCY”, a 2009 built 42,741gt fully cellular containership.

It is understood that the “YM EFFICIENCY” suffered a collapse of stow en-route from China to Australia, as a result of which more than 80 containers were lost overboard and at least a further 30 containers seriously damaged on board.

The extent of the damage to containers and cargo is likely to be significant and W E Cox Claims Group are actively investigating the incident. If we can be of any assistance in arranging surveys, adjusting potential losses and undertaking recovery action please do not hesitate to contact us.

As appropriate, please contact:

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

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
USA – Charles Droll cdroll@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: 22/05/2018
Type: The Maersk Honam has evolved since the explosion on 6th March into a complex matter with all available information pointing to a large loss to insurers and cargo owners the world over. After being ablaze for almost 11 weeks the vessel was due to put in at Jebel Ali today. Inevitably as a result of the severity of the fire Maersk Line have already suggested all cargo in Holds 1,2 and 3 are Total Loss’ which is understandable when considering the incident.
Vessel: SEVENTH UPDATE - MAERSK HONAM
Location:

CASUALTY NOTICE - update

Incident Date: 6th March 2018

Vessel: MAERSK HONAM

IMO No. 9784271

Type: Ultra Large Containership

Incident: Explosion and Fire in Cargo Holds

The Maersk Honam has evolved since the explosion on 6th March into a complex matter with all available information pointing to a large loss to insurers and cargo owners the world over. After being ablaze for almost 11 weeks the vessel was due to put in at Jebel Ali today. Inevitably as a result of the severity of the fire Maersk Line have already suggested all cargo in Holds 1,2 and 3 are Total Loss’ which is understandable when considering the incident.

Furthermore, the salvage demand has been posted at 42.5%. Combined with the general average guarantee of 11.5% being demanded by Average Adjusters, Underwriters will be required to post guarantees totaling 54% to enable cargo to be released.

To further exacerbate the issue, MSC, Maersk’s partner in the 2M alliance, have confirmed their customers will be subject to an extraordinary charge of $ 750 / 20 foot and $ 1250 / 40 foot to transship cargo to destination. If these charges are not met goods will be released to the customers local representative with storage and demurrage being imposed.

If you wish to discuss the most cost-effective way to approach this matter and mitigate any exposure W.E. Cox Claims Group would be more than happy to assist.

Our wholly owned survey company, CWH Europe, are travelling to Jebel Ali to undertake joint inspections with the General Average Surveyors and are putting in place an inspection schedule to prevent any unnecessary delay. Estimates suggest unloading will take two to five days predominantly due to expected issues with ballasting the vessel and we are very aware of the need to progress this matter in a timely fashion.

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

As appropriate, please contact:

United Kingdom Paul Friett cargoclaims@w-e-cox.co.uk
Hong Kong Wendy Lee wendy@ceemis.com.hk
Singapore Paul Sansom psansom@w-e-cox.com.sg
USA Charles Droll cdroll@w-e-cox.com

Australia – 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.