We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “MOL PRESTIGE”, a 2006 built 71,902gt fully cellular containership.

It is understood that the Vessel is adrift approximately 207 nautical miles off the Canadian coast following an engine room fire that resulted in injury to crew members and loss of power. It is understood that Vessel owners have contracted with Salvors in order to have the Vessel returned to Port. It is unclear at this stage the extent of the damage to the Vessel or whether Salvage/General Average will be declared.

The Vessel had previously called at the USA and was scheduled to sail to Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

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 and/or General Average 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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