We have learned of an incident involving the vessel EVER GIVEN, a Panama flag, 217,612gt, 2018 built, fully cellular containership, which experienced engine trouble in the Suez Canal, Egypt, whilst on a laden voyage from Tanjung Pelepas to Rotterdam and other European ports, having previously called at ports in China and Taiwan. As a result, the canal is blocked, and more than twenty other vessels are stuck behind EVER GIVEN.

It is not yet known whether EVER GIVEN will require assistance in order to continue her voyage. If so, this may give rise to declaration of General Average &/or a Salvage claim.

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

Hong Kong – Twinnie Lai

Singapore – Paul Sansom

USA – Charles Droll

Australia – Niall Orr

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.

23 March 2021