WE Cox Claims Group are instructed in relation to cargo, some of which sustained damage as a result of a gantry crane that collapsed into a cargo hold of the vessel MAERSK KARACHI a 1998 built 80,942gt Fully Cellular Containership whilst berthed at Bremerhhaven. Subsequently, during welding operations to assist removal of debris, a fire broke out in the cargo hold and local fire brigades provided services to extinguish the fire by flooding holds 3 and 4.
The vessel is on a voyage from European Ports and bound for Aqaba, Jordan; Jebel Ali, UAE; Jawaharlal Nehru and Mundra, India; Salalah, Oman and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
General Average has been declared as a result of the incident and security is required in order to obtain release of the goods upon discharge.
Should insurers determine that they are involved with cargo on board and W.E. Cox Claims Group can be of any assistance in arranging securities, damage surveys, adjusting potential losses or undertaking recovery please do not hesitate to contact us.