Casualty Update – Ever Forward – Grounding

Incident Date:    14th March 2022

Vessel:                EVER FORWARD

IMO No.              9850551

Type:                   Fully Cellular Containership

Incident:             Grounding


Further to our initial advice regarding the grounding of the EVER FORWARD, a Hong Kong flag, 112,836gt, 2020 built, fully cellular containership EVER FORWARD which ran aground off the coast of Gibson Island in Chesapeake Bay, we can advise that an initial attempt to free the vessel was undertaken 29th March 2022.

Despite weeks of dredging and 6 powerful tugs being present, the attempt to refloat the vessel was unsuccessful. We understand that a further attempt is scheduled for 3rd/4th April.

Whilst professional Salvors have not been employed under an LOF contract, there remains a strong likelihood that General Average will be declared and that GA securities will be required required before cargo can be delivered.

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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