We have learned of an incident involving the vessel VIRGINIA TRADER, a Malta flag, 2006 built, 27,059gt fully cellular containership, which ran aground off Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. The vessel arrived at S. Tomas de Castilla on 15th April and sailed the following evening. VIRGINIA TRADER is currently operating between USA South coast and Central American ports but could be carrying transhipped cargo to / from anywhere worldwide.

Salvors Smit Salvage Americas were engaged under Lloyd’s Open Form.

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

Hong Kong – Wendy Lee

Singapore – Paul Sansom

USA – Charles Droll

Australia – Robert Hammersley

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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