New Casualty – BBC GEORGIA – Grounding

New Casualty - BBC GEORGIA - Grounding

Incident Date:    24th of November 2023

Vessel:                BBC GEORGIA

IMO No.             9357224

Type:                   General Cargo  

Incident:             Grounding

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel BBC GEORGIA, an Antigua and Barbuda flag, 9625 gt, 2008 built, general cargo vessel which reportedly ran aground in St. Lawrence river while sailing from Gibraltar to Montreal. It seems that there was ingress of water and the engine room was flooded. Several tugs have been engaged to refloat the vessel.

The vessel with a capacity of 665TEU is operated by W BOCKSTIEGEL REEDEREI KG and previously called at Vietnam, Singapore and Egypt before sailing to Gibraltar.

As a result of this incident it is highly likely that there will be delays to cargo delivery and cargo owners might be required to provide securities before delivery of cargo.

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 securities, arranging surveys, adjusting any potential losses &/or undertaking recovery action, please do not hesitate to contact us. As appropriate, please contact:

United Kingdom – Paul Friett

France – Marie-Laure Mirrione

Europe – John Jackson

Hong Kong – Twinnie Lai

Singapore – Paul Sansom

USA – Joshua Gayer

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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