W.E. Cox have been advised of an incident involving the Vessel “LAURA MAERSK”, a 2001 built 50,688gt Fully Cellular Containership which suffered an explosion and fire in the engine room 4th June 2020.

We understand that the Vessel was heading towards the USA when the explosion occurred leaving the Vessel without power and adrift some 275 miles off the East coast of the USA. We have been advised that a tug has been contracted to tow the Vessel into Port however the terms of the towage are not yet known.

If we can be of any assistance in arranging surveys, providing Guarantees, adjusting potential losses, or undertaking recovery action please do not hesitate to contact us.

As appropriate, please contact:

United Kingdom Paul Friett –

Europe – John Jackson –
Hong Kong Wendy Lee
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.

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