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: 26/05/2020
Type: CASUALTY NOTICE Incident reported 25th May 2020 Vessel: COSCO SAO PAULO IMO No. 9484388 Type: Fully Cellular Containership Incident: Fire & Propulsion Issues We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “COSCO SAO PAULO”, a 2013 built 40,465gt Fully Cellular Containership which was towed into Table Bay today. It is understood that the Vessel has a capacity of 4,253 TEU and was carrying containers between South Africa and China & Hong Kong when she reportedly suffered a fire 25th May 2020. It is also reported that the Vessel suffered propulsion issues resulting in loss of containers overboard. The extent of damage to Vessel and cargo is not yet known however if W.E. Cox Claims Group 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 – Niall Orr – norr@w-e-cox.com.au
Vessel: CASUALTY NOTICE - COSCO SAO PAULO
Location: Table Bay

CASUALTY NOTICE

Incident reported 25th May 2020

Vessel: COSCO SAO PAULO

IMO No. 9484388

Type: Fully Cellular Containership

Incident: Fire & Propulsion Issues

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “COSCO SAO PAULO”, a 2013 built 40,465gt Fully Cellular Containership which was towed into Table Bay today.

It is understood that the Vessel has a capacity of 4,253 TEU and was carrying containers between South Africa and China & Hong Kong when she reportedly suffered a fire 25th May 2020. It is also reported that the Vessel suffered propulsion issues resulting in loss of containers overboard.

The extent of damage to Vessel and cargo is not yet known however if W.E. Cox Claims Group 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 – Niall Orr – norr@w-e-cox.com.au

Date: 26/05/2020
Type: CASUALTY NOTICE Incident reported 24th May 2020 Vessel: APL ENGLAND IMO No. 9218650 Type: Fully Cellular Containership Incident: Containers overboard We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “APL ENGLAND”, a 2001 built 65,792gt Fully Cellular Containership which reported losing containers overboard on 24th May 2020. It is understood that the Vessel has a capacity of 5,510 TEU was carrying containers between Ningbo, China and Melbourne, Australia when at least 40 containers were lost overboard. A further 74 containers are reported as being damaged. If W.E. Cox Claims Group 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 – Niall Orr – norr@w-e-cox.com.au
Vessel: CASUALTY NOTICE - APL ENGLAND
Location: between Ningbo, China and Melbourne, Australia

CASUALTY NOTICE

Incident reported 24th May 2020

Vessel: APL ENGLAND

IMO No. 9218650

Type: Fully Cellular Containership

Incident: Containers overboard

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “APL ENGLAND”, a 2001 built 65,792gt Fully Cellular Containership which reported losing containers overboard on 24th May 2020.

It is understood that the Vessel has a capacity of 5,510 TEU was carrying containers between Ningbo, China and Melbourne, Australia when at least 40 containers were lost overboard. A further 74 containers are reported as being damaged.

If W.E. Cox Claims Group 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 – Niall Orr – norr@w-e-cox.com.au

Date: 11/05/2020
Type: CASUALTY NOTICE Incident Date: 10th May 2020 Vessel: SHAHRAZ / SAMUDRA SAKTI I IMO: 9349576 / 9238258 Type: Containership / bulk carrier Incident: Collision and grounding We have learned of an incident involving the vessels SHAHRAZ and SAMUDRA SAKTI I, both reported to have run aground in Singapore Strait, south of St John Island, having tried to avoid collision. SHARAZ, IMO 9349576, is an Iran flag, 2008 built, 74,175gt fully cellular containership, en route from Port Klang to Yangshan, China. SAMUDRA SAKTI I, IMO 9238258, is an Indonesia flag, 2001 built, 14,446gt bulk carrier, en route from Belawan to Bayah, southwest Java. SHARAZ was struck portside, sustaining potentially serious damage and both vessels remain aground near the collision site in the waters off Batam, Indonesia. If W.E. Cox Claims Group can be of assistance in providing securities, if applicable, 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 – 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 NOTICE - SHAHRAZ / SAMUDRA SAKTI I
Location: Singapore

CASUALTY NOTICE

Incident Date: 10th May 2020

Vessel: SHAHRAZ / SAMUDRA SAKTI I

IMO: 9349576 / 9238258

Type: Containership / bulk carrier

Incident: Collision and grounding

We have learned of an incident involving the vessels SHAHRAZ and SAMUDRA SAKTI I, both reported to have run aground in Singapore Strait, south of St John Island, having tried to avoid collision.

SHARAZ, IMO 9349576, is an Iran flag, 2008 built, 74,175gt fully cellular containership, en route from Port Klang to Yangshan, China.

SAMUDRA SAKTI I, IMO 9238258, is an Indonesia flag, 2001 built, 14,446gt bulk carrier, en route from Belawan to Bayah, southwest Java.

SHARAZ was struck portside, sustaining potentially serious damage and both vessels remain aground near the collision site in the waters off Batam, Indonesia.

If W.E. Cox Claims Group can be of assistance in providing securities, if applicable, 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 – 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: 06/05/2020
Type: We have learned of an incident involving the vessel ASIA PEARL IV, a Singapore flag, 2010 built, 22,402gt bulk carrier, laden with 30,000 tons of sugar, which ran aground off Mendanau Island, Indonesia while on a voyage from Thailand to Indonesia. We understand that the vessel loaded at Sriracha,Thailand, in the last week of April and was scheduled to discharge the cargo at Merak, Indonesia, on 3rd May.
Vessel: CASUALTY ADVICE - ASIA PEARL IV - Grounding
Location:

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel ASIA PEARL IV, a Singapore flag, 2010 built, 22,402gt bulk carrier, laden with 30,000 tons of sugar, which ran aground off Mendanau Island, Indonesia while on a voyage from Thailand to Indonesia.

We understand that the vessel loaded at Sriracha,Thailand, in the last week of April and was scheduled to discharge the cargo at Merak, Indonesia, on 3rd May.

It is reported that ASIA PEARL IV remains firmly aground and vessel owners have contracted Salvors, PT Samudera Mbianti Sesami and SMIT Land Marine Engineering (Far East) Pte Ltd., under Lloyd’s Open Form. It is also likely that General Average will be declared.

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 / General Average 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: 29/04/2020
Type: We have learned of an incident involving the vessel MAERSK VILNIUS, a Singapore flag, 2010 built, 20,927gt fully cellular container ship, during a voyage from Freeport to Port Elizabeth. MAERSK VILNIUS reportedly suffered a fire in the engine room, 220 nm from the French Overseas territory of Guadeloupe, during the morning of 26th April. The vessel was drifting in a westerly direction at a speed of 1.4 knots, and the engine may no longer be operable, considering the reported damage. The shipowner has despatched tug ALP DEFENDER from Trinidad and Tobago, which is expected to arrive in the area today. The plan is to tow MAERSK VILNIUS to a port for repairs.
Vessel: NEW CASUALTY - MAERSK VILNIUS
Location:

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel MAERSK VILNIUS, a Singapore flag, 2010 built, 20,927gt fully cellular container ship, during a voyage from Freeport to Port Elizabeth.

MAERSK VILNIUS reportedly suffered a fire in the engine room, 220 nm from the French Overseas territory of Guadeloupe, during the morning of 26th April. The vessel was drifting in a westerly direction at a speed of 1.4 knots, and the engine may no longer be operable, considering the reported damage. The shipowner has despatched tug ALP DEFENDER from Trinidad and Tobago, which is expected to arrive in the area today. The plan is to tow MAERSK VILNIUS to a port for repairs.

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: 28/04/2020
Type: Incident Date: 1st April 2020 Vessel: MSC MICHAELA IMO: 9230488 Type: Containership Incident: Loss of control Further to our previous advice, dated 22nd April 2020, concerning an incident involving the vessel MSC MICHAELA, we have learned that the voyage has now been abandoned and General Average declared. There are three carriers involved in this incident: MSC, Maersk and Hamburg SUD. MSC themselves have offered to post securities on behalf of their customers, including all cargoes carried under MSC bills of lading. Average Adjusters Richards Hogg Lindley, Liverpool, are collecting GA security where applicable. We are awaiting copies of notices issued by Maersk and Hamburg SUD, together with full details of General Average security requirements. Meanwhile, we have received instructions to represent substantial cargo interests onboard and are commencing investigations into the casualty. If W.E. Cox Claims Group can be of assistance in proving securities, where applicable, 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 – 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: MSC MICHAELA - Loss of control
Location:

Incident Date: 1st April 2020

Vessel: MSC MICHAELA

IMO: 9230488

Type: Containership

Incident: Loss of control

Further to our previous advice, dated 22nd April 2020, concerning an incident involving the vessel MSC MICHAELA, we have learned that the voyage has now been abandoned and General Average declared.

There are three carriers involved in this incident: MSC, Maersk and Hamburg SUD. MSC themselves have offered to post securities on behalf of their customers, including all cargoes carried under MSC bills of lading. Average Adjusters Richards Hogg Lindley, Liverpool, are collecting GA security where applicable.

We are awaiting copies of notices issued by Maersk and Hamburg SUD, together with full details of General Average security requirements.

Meanwhile, we have received instructions to represent substantial cargo interests onboard and are commencing investigations into the casualty.

If W.E. Cox Claims Group can be of assistance in proving securities, where applicable, 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 – 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: 06/04/2020
Type: We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “CCNI ANGOL”, a 2015 built 95,138gt Fully Cellular Containership which reported losing containers overboard on 25th March 2020. It is understood that the Vessel has a capacity of 9030 TEU was carrying containers between San Antonio Chile and Hong Kong when an unspecified number of containers were lost overboard. The vessel diverted to China.
Vessel: New Casualty - CCNI ANGOL
Location:

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “CCNI ANGOL”, a 2015 built 95,138gt Fully Cellular Containership which reported losing containers overboard on 25th March 2020.


It is understood that the Vessel has a capacity of 9030 TEU was carrying containers between San Antonio Chile and Hong Kong when an unspecified number of containers were lost overboard. The vessel diverted to China.


W.E. Cox Claims Group are actively involved in this matter and have had a Surveyor on board the vessel in Xiamen in order to assess any potential damages on behalf of cargo interests.


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.

Date: 12/03/2020
Type: We have learned of an incident involving a collision between the vessels STADT DRESDEN and IBRAHIM SIMSEK, while proceeding in opposite directions in the Marmara Sea off Senkoy, Turkey. STADT DRESDEN, IMO 9320049, is a Madeira flag, 2006 built, 27,971 gt fully cellular containership, en route from Rodaport Turkey to Evyap, Turkey. IBRAHIM SIMSEK, IMO 7504653, is a Turkey flag, 1983 built, 4,045 gt general cargo ship, en route from Evyap to Aliaga, Turkey. Both ships have sustained seemingly serious damages and were anchored near the collision site. If W.E. Cox Claims Group can be of assistance in proving securities, if applicable, arranging surveys, adjusting potential losses or undertaking recovery please do not hesitate to contact us.
Vessel: NEW CASUALTY - STADT DRESDEN / IBRAHIM SIMSEK - collision
Location:

We have learned of an incident involving a collision between the vessels STADT DRESDEN and IBRAHIM SIMSEK, while proceeding in opposite directions in the Marmara Sea off Senkoy, Turkey.

STADT DRESDEN, IMO 9320049, is a Madeira flag, 2006 built, 27,971 gt fully cellular containership, en route from Rodaport Turkey to Evyap, Turkey.

IBRAHIM SIMSEK, IMO 7504653, is a Turkey flag, 1983 built, 4,045 gt general cargo ship, en route from Evyap to Aliaga, Turkey.

Both ships have sustained seemingly serious damages and were anchored near the collision site.

If W.E. Cox Claims Group can be of assistance in proving securities, if applicable, 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 – 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: 11/02/2020
Type: We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “BG JADE”, a 2018 built 12,831gt Fully Cellular Containership which reported losing containers overboard during the night of 10th / 11th February 2020. It is understood that the Vessel has a capacity of 1,004TEU was carrying containers between Cork, Ireland and Rotterdam, The Netherlands when an unspecified number of containers were lost overboard.
Vessel: New Casualty - BG JADE - Containers overboard
Location:

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “BG JADE”, a 2018 built 12,831gt Fully Cellular Containership which reported losing containers overboard during the night of 10th / 11th February 2020.

It is understood that the Vessel has a capacity of 1,004TEU was carrying containers between Cork, Ireland and Rotterdam, The Netherlands when an unspecified number of containers were lost overboard.

W.E. Cox Claims Group are actively involved in this matter and have a Surveyor on standby in Rotterdam awaiting arrival of the “BG JADE” later this evening, in order to assess any potential damages on behalf of cargo interests.

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

Date: 31/01/2020
Type: Further to our initial advice concerning an incident involving the vessel NORTHERN JUPITER, it has since been confirmed that there was a fire in the engine room on 4th January and the fire alarm was activated. The crew commenced firefighting measures immediately and with the vessel safely anchored in position 01-34N 103-01E, a stand by tug was ordered for safety reasons. On 10th January 2020 NORTHERN JUPITER was towed to Singapore as port of refuge, where repair options are currently being evaluated by Shipowners. It has not yet been decided where repairs necessary for the safe prosecution of the laden voyage will be undertaken. Stichling Hahn Hilbrich are appointed as General Average Adjusters, and have indicated an initial GA estimate of 10% of contributory values. We confirm that W E Cox Claims Group has received and continues to receive instructions to represent a growing number of cargo interests. 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.
Vessel: CASUALTY UPDATE - NORTHERN JUPITER - GA - Engine room fire
Location:

Further to our initial advice concerning an incident involving the vessel NORTHERN JUPITER, it has since been confirmed that there was a fire in the engine room on 4th January and the fire alarm was activated.

The crew commenced firefighting measures immediately and with the vessel safely anchored in position 01-34N 103-01E, a stand by tug was ordered for safety reasons. On 10th January 2020 NORTHERN JUPITER was towed to Singapore as port of refuge, where repair options are currently being evaluated by Shipowners. It has not yet been decided where repairs necessary for the safe prosecution of the laden voyage will be undertaken.

Stichling Hahn Hilbrich are appointed as General Average Adjusters, and have indicated an initial GA estimate of 10% of contributory values. We confirm that W E Cox Claims Group has received and continues to receive instructions to represent a growing number of cargo interests.

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.