We have learned of an incident involving the vessel X-PRESS MONTE BIANCO, a Malta flag, 2003 built, 6,434gt fully cellular containership, operating between ports around the Iberian Peninsular and Morocco but potentially carrying transhipment cargoes originating from or destined for other ports of origin or destination worldwide.

The vessel was en route from Valencia to Barcelona, when a fire broke out in the engine room, off the coast of Tarragona. Firefighters arrived by helicopter and boat to find that the fire had been controlled by the crew. However, there were still very high temperatures with a lot of smoke, and the firefighters assisted in stabilising the situation.

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

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.

The importance of securities 19/02/2024
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