Casualty Update – Ever Forward – Refloated

Casualty Update - Ever Forward - Refloated

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 more than one month of dredging operations and the removal of 505 containers the EVER FORWARD was successfully re-floated 17th April 2022.

The vessel has been towed to anchorage for underwater inspection, following which she is expected to return to Baltimore before continuing her voyage.

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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