MSC MICHAELA – Loss of control

Incident Date: 1st April 2020




IMO: 9230488


Type: Containership


Incident: Loss of control


Further to our previous advice, dated 22nd April 2020, concerning an incident involving the vessel MSC MICHAELA, we have learned that the voyage has now been abandoned and General Average declared.

There are three carriers involved in this incident: MSC, Maersk and Hamburg SUD. MSC themselves have offered to post securities on behalf of their customers, including all cargoes carried under MSC bills of lading. Average Adjusters Richards Hogg Lindley, Liverpool, are collecting GA security where applicable.

We are awaiting copies of notices issued by Maersk and Hamburg SUD, together with full details of General Average security requirements.

Meanwhile, we have received instructions to represent substantial cargo interests onboard and are commencing investigations into the casualty.

If W.E. Cox Claims Group can be of assistance in proving securities, where applicable, arranging surveys, adjusting potential losses or undertaking recovery 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 – Niall Orr –

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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