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: 19/04/2018
Type: Further to our Casualty Update of 23rd March 2018, we have received instructions from still more cargo interests onboard MAERSK HONAM. Although other options had remained under consideration, it appears that the vessel is now indeed being towed to Jebel Ali, UAE, where its cargo will be off-loaded. Current ETA is 08.00 hours 24th April 2018, subject to all proceeding as planned and fire being kept fully under control...
Vessel: CASUALTY UPDATE - MAERSK HONAM
Location:

Further to our Casualty Update of 23rd March 2018, we have received instructions from still more cargo interests onboard MAERSK HONAM.

Although other options had remained under consideration, it appears that the vessel is now indeed being towed to Jebel Ali, UAE, where its cargo will be off-loaded.

Current ETA is 08.00 hours 24th April 2018, subject to all proceeding as planned and fire being kept fully under control.

W E Cox remain in ongoing communication with GA Adjusters, Salvors and representatives of other interested parties, including other cargo interests with whom we are joined in the instruction of fire experts to investigate causation. Meanwhile, our surveyors remain on standby to attend at Jebel Ali, once dates of arrival / discharge have been confirmed.

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: 05/04/2018
Type: Bulk carrier
Vessel: PEPPINO BOTTIGLIERI
Location: Bahia Blanca

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel PEPPINO BOTTIGLIERI, an Italy flag, 2009 built, 51,255gt Bulk Carrier, laden with cargo of 74,305MT soya beans, on a voyage from San Lorenzo and Bahia Blanca to Cai Mep.

The vessel ran aground at Bahia Blanca and was refloated with the assistance of Tsavliris Salvage under Lloyd’s Open Form, signed on 23rd March.

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, we would be pleased to hear from you.

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: 23/03/2018
Type: Further to our Casualty Update of 12th March 2018, we continue to receive instructions from cargo interests onboard MAERSK HONAM. It is understood that the vessel is being towed to Jebel Ali, UAE, where its cargo will be off-loaded. ETA is to be confirmed but could be up to another two weeks from now.
Vessel: CASUALTY UPDATE - MAERSK HONAM
Location:

Incident Date: 6th March 2018

Vessel: MAERSK HONAM

IMO No. 9784271

Type: Ultra Large Containership

Incident: Explosion and Fire in Cargo Holds

Further to our Casualty Update of 12th March 2018, we continue to receive instructions from cargo interests onboard MAERSK HONAM.

It is understood that the vessel is being towed to Jebel Ali, UAE, where its cargo will be off-loaded.

ETA is to be confirmed but could be up to another two weeks from now.

According to a customer advisory from MSC:

“Based on a limited amount of information to hand, MSC reasonably expects that a substantial proportion of the cargo located after, behind the ship’s accommodation area should be in sound condition. Unfortunately, we must assume, based on the details to date, that most containers located in front of the accommodation area are damaged by fire, heat or the water used to fight the fire,”

“We will only be able to clarify the situation once the cargo has been discharged at the port of refuge and inspected.”

W E Cox remain in ongoing communication with GA Adjusters and representatives of other interested parties, including other cargo interests, with whom we are joined in the instruction of fire experts to investigate causation. Meanwhile, our surveyors remain on standby to attend at Jebel Ali, once dates of arrival / discharge have been confirmed.

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: 13/03/2018
Type: Further to our Casualty Update of 8th March 2018, we continue to receive instructions from cargo interests onboard MAERSK HONAM. The fire is now extinguished; General Average has been declared and Richards Hogg Lindley appointed to collect securities.
Vessel: CASUALTY UPDATE - MAERSK HONAM
Location:

Incident Date: 6th March 2018

Vessel: MAERSK HONAM

IMO No. 9784271

Type: Ultra Large Containership

Incident: Explosion and Fire in Cargo Holds

Further to our Casualty Update of 8th March 2018, we continue to receive instructions from cargo interests onboard MAERSK HONAM.

The fire is now extinguished; General Average has been declared and Richards Hogg Lindley appointed to collect securities.

W E Cox are in ongoing communication with GA Adjusters and representatives of other interested parties. We have joined with other cargo interests in the instruction of fire experts to investigate causation. Meanwhile, our surveyors remain on standby to attend once port of refuge has been confirmed.

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: 09/03/2018
Type: Ultra Large Containership
Vessel: MAERSK HONAM
Location:

Further to our Casualty Advice of 7th March 2018, we confirm that we have received instructions in respect of a number of substantial cargo interests onboard MAERSK HONAM.

We understand that SMIT and Ardent are co-contracted under Lloyd’s Open Form and that SCOPIC has been invoked.

We are in contact with Salvors and their legal representatives, and are liaising with other cargo interests in the retention of fire experts to investigate causation. Meanwhile, our surveyors are on standby to attend once port of refuge has been confirmed.

Shipowners have also appointed solicitors and we expect GA to be declared.

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: 08/03/2018
Type: Incident: Ingress of water into engine room
Vessel: GLORY HONGKONG
Location: Aviles to St. Petersburg

CASUALTY NOTICE

Incident Date: 8th March 2018

Vessel: GLORY HONGKONG

IMO No. 9626596

Type: Bulk Carrier

Incident: Ingress of water into engine room

We have been advised of an incident involving the vessel “GLORY HONGKONG”, a 2012 built 23,584gt bulk carrier.

The GLORY HONGKONG suffered ingress of water into her engine room while enroute from Aviles to St. Petersburg. The cause of the ingress is not yet known.

The vessel is in distress and is being assisted by the Finnish Coast Guard.

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.

Best Regards,

Paul Friett

Assistant Director

Date: 06/03/2018
Type: Ultra Large Container ship
Vessel: MAERSK HONAM
Location: En-route to Europe via the Suez Canal

We have been advised by Maersk of an incident involving the vessel “MAERSK HONAM”, a 2017 built 153,153gt ultra large fully cellular container ship.

Having previously called at Chinese Ports and Singapore, the Vessel, on voyage number 806W, was en-route to Europe via the Suez Canal when an explosion and serious fire occurred in the cargo holds. 23 crew members have been successfully evacuated however 4 remain missing at this time.

The fire continues to rage as shown in the photographs provided by the Indian Coast Guard who are attending on scene.

The extent of the damage and proposed salvage plan are not yet known however it is known that the Vessel was carrying 7,860 containers at the time of the incident and knowledge gathered from previous similar incidents suggest that the damage is likely to be significant.

W E Cox Claims Group are actively investigating the incident and if we 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: 20/02/2018
Type: Vehicle Carrier
Vessel: GLOVIS SPRING
Location: Paracel Islands, China

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel GLOVIS SPRING, a Marshall Islands flag, 2016 built, 65,697gt vehicle carrier, which ran aground off Paracel Islands, China, laden with a cargo of 3,432 units, including Mercedes, BMW and Renault, on a voyage from Singapore to Hong Kong.

Salvors Ardent Maritime NL BV have been engaged under 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 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 – 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.

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Update

Further to our recent advice of the grounding of the vessel GLOVIS SPRING, Salvors have deployed tugs, with divers assessing any damage and a Salvage team onboard the vessel to work with the crew in attempting to refloat the vessel. Once Salvage services are terminated, it will become urgent to ensure that LOF guarantees are in place to secure release of cargoes for delivery.

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: 01/02/2018
Type: FULLY CELLULAR CONTAINERSHIP
Vessel: MOL PRESTIGE
Location: 207 nautical miles off the Canadian coast

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “MOL PRESTIGE”, a 2006 built 71,902gt fully cellular containership.


It is understood that the Vessel is adrift approximately 207 nautical miles off the Canadian coast following an engine room fire that resulted in injury to crew members and loss of power. It is understood that Vessel owners have contracted with Salvors in order to have the Vessel returned to Port. It is unclear at this stage the extent of the damage to the Vessel or whether Salvage/General Average will be declared.

The Vessel had previously called at the USA and was scheduled to sail to Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

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 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:

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: 09/01/2018
Type: Fully Cellular Container ship
Vessel: HANSA MEERSBURG
Location: Keelung port, Taiwan

We have been instructed by cargo interests to investigate an incident involving the vessel “HANSA MEERSBURG”, a 23,388GT fully cellular containership.


It is understood that the Vessel allided with berth no.11 at Keelung port, Taiwan, January 8th. As a result of the allision, gantry crane no. 112 collapsed, causing significant damage to containers both on board the Vessel and on the dock side.

We understand that, due to health and safety concerns, it is not possible to inspect the damage at this time. However, once the collapsed crane has been removed, damaged containers will be moved to a safe location for joint inspections.

If you are aware of any involvement in this casualty and W E Cox Claims Group may be of assistance in any way, including arranging surveys, adjusting potential losses or undertaking recovery action, please do not hesitate to contact us.

To assist you in determining your involvement we have pleasure in attaching hereto a pdf document detailing the containers known to be affected at this stage.

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.