Incident Date:    23rd October 2021

Vessel:                ZIM KINGSTON

IMO:                    9389693

Type:                   Fully cellular containership

Incident:             Loss of Containers & Fire – GA Declared

Further to our previous advice in relation to the loss of containers and fire on board the 2008 built, 40,030gt fully cellular containership ZIM KINGSTON it has been confirmed that Vessel Owners have declared General Average.

Vessel Owners have appointed Albatross Adjusters and cargo owners will be required to provide General Average Guarantees before sound cargoes are released.

W.E. Cox have been appointed on behalf of a number of cargo interests and can assist in the provision of suitable security to ensure release of sound cargoes.

It has further been confirmed that at least 109 containers have been lost as a result of this incident and W.E. Cox have been appointed on behalf of a number of cargo interests to pursue recovery / subrogation.

The 4,253TEU Vessel remains at anchorage and W.E. Cox have experts retained to ensure that investigations into cause and extent of damage are undertaken at the earliest opportunity.

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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