ABILITY – Salvage and General Average

New Casualty - ABILITY - Salvage and General Average

Incident Date:      8th February 2023

Vessel:                   ABILITY

IMO No.                9908281

Type:                    Bulk Carrier

Incident:              Extreme weather & tow

W.E. Cox have been instructed by a number of cargo interests following an incident involving the vessel ABILITY, a Liberia flag, 36,757gt, 2021 built, bulk carrier, which ceased navigation, having been caught in extreme weather conditions.

ABILITY is reported to be laden with cargo of wheat in bulk and was en route from Vancouver to Mombasa, having set sail on 8th January 2023.

It is reported that a salvage operation is being carried out for the vessel to be towed towards Tokyo Bay, expected to arrive on/about 19th February 2023, and that shipowners have now declared General Average.

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

France – Marie-Laure Mirrione MarieLaureMirrione@w-e-cox.eu

Europe – John Jackson Johnjackson@cwhji.com

Hong Kong – Twinnie Lai   twinnie@ceemis.com.hk

Singapore – Paul Sansom  psansom@w-e-cox.com.sg

USA – Joshua Gayer jgayer@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.

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