Incident Date: 21st May 2018


IMO No. 8608066

Type: Vehicle Carrier

Incident: Fire

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “AUTO BANNER”, a 1988 built 52,422gt vehicle carrier. Having previously called at several North American ports and arriving at Incheon, SK a fire broke out on one of the cargo decks.

Whilst the circumstances and extent of the incident remain unclear footage obtained by local media suggest the fire could be relatively severe. We understand the vessel was loaded with approximately 2000 used vehicles bound for Libya.

If W.E. Cox Claims Group can be of any assistance in 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 – 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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