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: 03/05/2017
Type: General Cargo/Container Capacity, Shifting/Containers Overboard
Vessel: SAN RAFAEL
Location: Vigo, Spain

We have learned of an incident involving the Vessel “SAN RAFAEL”, a 2003 built 23,132gt general cargo with container capacity.

It is understood that the Vessel was sailing from Angola to Spain with final destination in Portugal when containers onboard shifted. The Vessel successfully arrived in Vigo, Spain, however a number of containers had been lost overboard and significant shifting of containers has been reported. The Vessel will be discharging affected containers and re-stowing sound containers before resuming its voyage to Portugal.

Whilst the extent of the losses/damages are not yet known 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.

Date: 20/04/2017
Type: Containership, Fire
Vessel: MSC DANIELA - Update
Location: Colombo

Further to previous notice concerning fire on-board containership MSC DANIELA, the vessel has successfully berthed at Colombo port. General Average has now been declared and we are in contact with Average Adjusters concerning details of security requirements.

MSC’s intention is to discharge all damaged cargo in way of the seat of the fire without delay. W E Cox Claims Group has received instructions from a number of cargo interests fire expert and local surveyors have been appointed to investigate and confirm condition of cargoes.

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.

Date: 18/04/2017
Type: VLCC, Grounding
Vessel: ALEX
Location: Pulau Belitung, Indonesia

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “ALEX”, a 2016 built 154,379gt crude oil tanker. Having previously called at Galveston, USA and intending to steam to Ningbo, PRC, the vessel ran aground to the east of Pulau Belitung, Indonesia.

It is reported the vessel ran aground on a soft mud bottom however no hull breach, water ingress or mechanical failure has been reported. As of 17th April, 6 AM(GMT) the vessel remained aground. Whilst local authorities regularly inspect the vessel, no attempt has been made to refloat at this time.

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.

Date: 05/04/2017
Type: Containership, Fire
Vessel: MSC DANIELA
Location: Colombo

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “MSC DANIELA”, a 2008 built 151559gt fully cellular container ship. Having previously called at Yantian, PRC and Singapore and intending to steam to Southern European ports, a fire erupted in seas off Colombo.

The vessel changed course to Colombo to seek assistance and is currently being attended to by four tugs and two fast response navy craft. It is understood the fire is not yet extinguished and the vessel is drifting near Colombo Anchorage. It is unclear when the vessel will be brought to anchor likely due to safety concerns.

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.

Date: 21/03/2017
Type: Vehicle Carrier, Grounding
Vessel: MORNING CLAIRE
Location: Acajutla, El Salvador

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “MORNING CLAIRE”, a 2012 built 60,825gt vehicle carrier. Having previously called at Japan and South Korea as well as various west coast terminals in South American terminals the vessel ran aground during berthing maneuvers in Acajutla, El Salvador.

It is reported the vessel ran aground after going out of limit combined with a low tide. Despite ballasting efforts, the port pilot failed to refloat the vessel. As of 16:00 gmt the vessel remained aground whilst authorities attempted to located a more powerful tug to assist with refloating efforts.

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.

Date: 15/03/2017
Type: Bunkering Tanker, Piracy/Hijacking
Vessel: ARIS 13
Location: Alula, Somalia

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel ARIS 13, a Comoros flag, 1990/91 built, 1,188gt fully cellular containership, on a voyage from Djibouti to Mogadishu.

Having previously called at Sri Lanka, ARIS 13 was apparently fully laden and sailing from Djibouti to Mogadishu. The EU Naval Force have advised that the vessel's Captain reported to Owners that ARIS 13 had been approached by two skiffs and that they could identify armed personnel on board one of these.

Contrary to earlier reports, we understand that the vessel, with crew of eight Sri Lankans, has been taken to the coastal town of Aluula, where she is currently moored and a ransom demand has been issued, although the figure is not yet known.

This incident may be of particular interest to the global maritime community because of the risk of heralding a “new wave” of pirate activity in the region, being the first of its kind since 2012.

Date: 14/03/2017
Type: Containership, Grounding
Vessel: ZE HONG
Location: Bayaquan Port, Yinkou

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “ZE HONG”, a PRC flag, 1995 built, 28,892gt fully cellular container ship, operating within Chinese waters but possibly carrying transhipped cargoes from locations worldwide.

It is reported the vessel ran aground near Bayaquan Port, Yinkou, although there is no indication of cause at present.

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.

Date: 03/03/2017
Type: Containership, Partial Sinking
Vessel: : ISLA BARTOLOME
Location: Ecuador

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel ISLA BARTOLOME, an Ecuador flag, 2013 built, 3,079gt fully cellular containership, on a fully laden voyage from Guayaquil to Galapagos Islands.

The vessel was reported to have run aground and partially sunk in the main shipping channel just off Ecuador. Smit Salvage are contracted under Lloyd's Open Form and Salvage security will be required before cargo of approximately 160 containerloads may be released.

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.

Date: 28/02/2017
Type: General Cargo with Container Capacity, Grounding/Hull Damage
Vessel: ELANDSGRACHT
Location: Finnish Port of Pietarsaari

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “ELANDSGRACHT”, a 1995 built 8,448gt general cargo ship. Having previously called at various ports in Turkey the vessel steamed to Scandinavia and ran aground whilst entering the Finnish port of Pietarsaari.

It is reported that the vessel, part loaded with paper, was holed at the Forepeak tank causing water ingress. Considering the location of the damages the extent of the loss may be minimal but accurate detail remains outstanding.

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.

Date: 14/02/2017
Type: Containership, Fire
Vessel: APL AUSTRIA
Location: Coast of South Africa

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “APL AUSTRIA”, a 2007 built 71867gt fully cellular container ship. Having previously called at Reunion, FRA and intending to steam to Cape Town, ZAF the vessel caught fire off the coast of South Africa.

The vessel was brought into the Port of Nqura where two fire-fighting tugs have been mobilised. Whilst there is currently no information available regarding the extent of any losses, the below video demonstrates the severity of the matter:

http://www.seatrade-maritime.com/news/middle-east-africa/video-firefighters-battle-blaze-on-containership-apl-austria-in-sourth-african-port.html

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.