Casualty Update 1 – MADRID BRIDGE

Casualty Update 1 - MADRID BRIDGE



Incident Date:    7th January 2022

Vessel:                MADRID BRIDGE

IMO:                    9805453

Type:                   Fully cellular containership

Incident:             Loss of Containers


Further to our initial Casualty Advise in relation to the incident involving the Vessel MADRID BRIDGE, a Japanese flagged, 2018 built, 152,068gt fully cellular containership, we have now been advised that the 14,000teu vessel which serves the EC4 loop from Asia to the East Coast of the USA has lost at least 60 containers overboard with a further 80 containers confirmed as damaged on board.

We have further been advised that the number of affected containers may increase and that she is now en-route to Charleston for inspection.

Previous incidents of this nature have given rise to significant damage and delays and there is the possibility that professional Salvors may be required or that General Average may be declared, in addition to any cargo losses. In this regard W.E. Cox have retained surveyors to attend in Charleston.

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

France – Marie-Laure Mirrione

Europe – John Jackson

Hong Kong – Twinnie Lai

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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