Casualty Update – ONE ORPHEUS – Steering Failure

Casualty Update - ONE ORPHEUS - Steering Failure

Incident Date:    6th of December 2023

Vessel:                 ONE ORPHEUS

IMO No.             9313008

Type:                  Container ship   

Incident:            Steering failure

Following our initial report into the incident involving the ONE ORPHEUS, a Singapore flag, 99543 gt, 2008 built, a container vessel which reportedly experienced steering failure as a result of its rudder breaking down before running aground.

The vessel has remained at anchorage at Port Said where an underwater inspection was undertaken by the vessel operators, ONE. Following the inspection it was determined that further temporary repairs are required prior to the vessel being able to complete her voyage. Assuming that these repairs are successful the vessel is now anticipated to arrive at Rotterdam 27th December 2023.

The vessel with a capacity of 9040 TEU is operated by ONE and previously called at Singapore, Tokyo, Nagoya, Kobe and Shimizu. As a result of this incident there will be delays to cargo delivery and cargo owners might be required to provide securities before delivery of cargo.

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 – Joshua Gayer

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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