We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “MSC ZOE”, a 2015 built 192,237gt fully cellular containership.

It is reported that having previously called at Chinese ports the Vessel was sailing from Sines, Portugal to Bremerhaven, Germany when she lost as many as 270 containers overboard in the Southern North Sea. Local media reports suggest that containers have already washed up on beaches in The Netherlands and photographs of the Vessel show a significant shift of containers and collapse of stow. As such it is anticipated that further container and cargo damages will be found upon arrival of the Vessel at her next port of call which we have been advised is Bremerhaven.

W.E. Cox Claims Group are continuingly monitoring the situation and have in house surveyors conveniently located in Northern Europe to attend surveys, and can also assist in adjusting potential losses, providing security if required or undertaking recovery. If any assistance is required please do not hesitate to contact one of our offices detailed below;

Europe – John Jackson –;
United Kingdom – Paul Friett
Hong Kong – Wendy Lee
Singapore – Paul Sansom
USA – Charles Droll
Australia – Robert Hammersley

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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