Incident Date: 27th December 2019


IMO No. 9337030

Type: Fully Cellular Containership

Incident: Grounding

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “SONGA IRIDIUM”, a 2008 built 23,633gt Fully Cellular Containership which ran aground 27th December 2019 whilst transiting the Bosphorus Straits.

It is understood that the Vessel, which was on a fully laden voyage from Odessa, Ukraine, to Constanza, Romania, may have suffered an engine malfunction which resulted in the grounding.

The Vessel has been re-floated with the assistance of a number of tugs and is currently at Istanbul Anchorage awaiting full inspection.

W E Cox Claims Group are actively investigating the incident and 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.

Best Regards,

Paul Friett

Assistant Director

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