Casualty Update – Ever Forward – GA Declared

Casualty Update - Ever Forward - GA Declared

Incident Date:    14th March 2022

Vessel:                EVER FORWARD

IMO No.              9850551

Type:                   Fully Cellular Containership

Incident:             Grounding – General Average Declared

Further to our previous updates regarding the grounding of the EVER FORWARD, a Hong Kong flag, 112,836gt, 2020 built, fully cellular containership which ran aground off the coast of Gibson Island in Chesapeake Bay, we can advise that following Owners declaration of General Average, it has now been determined by Salvors that the Vessel will need to be lightered before further re-floating attempts can be undertaken.

The time scale for removal of containers and the number of containers to be removed has yet to be made public and in the meantime dredging operations will continue. It is anticipated however, that a significant number of containers will need to be removed by floating cranes before a further attempt to re-float the Vessel is made.

A reminder that as a result of the General Average declaration, GA securities will be required before cargo can be delivered, including cargo in containers that may be lightered.

W.E. Cox are already instructed on behalf of a number of cargo interests and are in direct communication with the appointed GA Adjusters, Richards Hogg Lindley.

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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