We have learned of an incident involving the vessel KEA TRADER, a Malta flag, 2017 built, 25,145gt fully cellular containership, en route from Papeete to Noumea.

The vessel is reported to have run onto the Durand reefs 50 miles southeast of Mare, where she is stable but remains aground. An assessment and response team was hoisted onto KEA TRADER by helicopter and the shipowner has been ordered to submit a salvage plan for the protection of personnel and the environment

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 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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