We have learned of an incident involving the vessel ESL AFRICA, a Cyprus flag, 2007 built, 11,864gt general cargo vessel with container capacity, on a voyage from Norkköping to Dakar.

ESL AFRICA was reported to have run aground off Oxelösund, Sweden, laden with cargo of ammonium nitrate when she suffered engine problems off Hummelvik. The vessel had suffered a mechanical fault causing her to run aground. Authorities were alerted and dispatched divers to the scene. Divers inspected the hull and found no damage. A few hours later ESL AFRICA was refloated and proceeded under her own power back to Oxelösund. No reports of injuries or pollution were released.

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 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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