We have learned of an incident involving the vessel INDUSTRIAL CHALLENGER, a Portugal flag, 2000 built, 7,252gt general cargo ship, carrying logs and containerised cargo to Angola and Chittagong.

The vessel was reported to have run aground in the Congo River in Angola. Smit Salvage have been contracted under Lloyd's Open Form and Stichling Hahn Hilbrich GmbH appointed Average Adjusters.

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 GA / Salvage 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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