Incident Date:    6th April 2022

Vessel:                CMA CGM RABELAIS

IMO No.              9406635

Type:                   Fully Cellular Containership

Incident:             Fire

We have learned that the vessel CMA CGM RABELAIS, a Malta flag, 72,884gt, 2010 built, fully cellular containership has suffered a fire amongst its deck cargo of containers 6th April 2022.

The 6,570teu containership which serves CMA CGM’s Asia Subcontinent Express shuttle service between the Asia and the Indian sub-continent had previously called at Chinese Ports and Singapore and was destined for Indian Ports when the fire erupted as the vessel was some 60nm off the Indonesian Coast.

It is understood that the fire continues to burn but is under control and that the Vessel is heading to Port Klang, Malaysia, where an injured crewmember will be evacuated. It is further understood that a fire-fighting tug is on the scene and will escort the vessel to Port.

It is likely that cargo losses will result from this incident and W.E. Cox have our own in house surveyors available to attend on site as required.

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 – 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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