Incident Date:  29th September 2018

Incident:          Collision at Chittagong Anchorage

Vessels:           Bulk carriers NEW LEGACY, DENSA TIGER and barge CHAR SHAMAIL


We have received the following new casualty report.


Whilst discharging cargo into lightering vessel CHAR SHAMAIL, there was a collision involving the above mentioned three vessels.


As a result of the collision, the lightering vessel CHAR SHAMAIL has sunk. Some of the crew from the vessel are still missing.


Both the bulk carriers, DENSA TIGER and NEW LEGACY, have also suffered damage.


The NEW LEGACY had loaded 32,500 MT of Scrap from Portland, USA, for discharge at Bangladesh.


The DENSA TIGER had loaded 41,825 MT of Slag from Mizushima, Japan, for discharge at Bangladesh.


The above incident may give rise to salvage, general average (GA) and recovery issues.


We can assist in the complete handling of this matter including pursuing recovery against the carrying and colliding vessels for any losses suffered.


If you have insured cargo onboard any of the above vessels and would like us to assist you, we suggest that you contact us as soon as possible so that we can start taking steps to protect your interests.


As appropriate, please contact:

Australia – Robert Hammersley

USA – Charles Droll

Hong Kong – Wendy Lee

United Kingdom – Paul Friett

Singapore – Paul Sansom

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,
Capt. Rajiv Thakar

Master Mariner, LL.M. Maritime Law

Casualty and Complex Claims Manager

W.E. Cox Claims Group (Europe) Limited
140 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 6BL. United Kingdom.

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