Further to our bulletin of 27th January, a four-man team from SMIT Salvage successfully boarded the Modern Express by helicopter and attached a line to tug Centaurus at 11.45 am yesterday. The Salvage crew were then safely airlifted off the Modern Express by a French Navy helicopter.

The Modern Express is currently being towed away from the French coast at approximately 2 knots, and expected to arrive in refuge port, Bilbao, Spain by Wednesday morning, 3rd February.

If you have cargo on board the Modern Express, W.E. Cox are able to assist you with provision of Salvage and General Average security and negotiations plus Recovery action. Contact us at

Expansion of W.E. Cox Casualty & Complex Claims Team 2/11/2022

As a result of the continued support of our clients around the globe

Read More →