New Casualty – Ever Forward – Grounding

Incident Date:    14th March 2022

Vessel:                EVER FORWARD

IMO No.              9850551

Type:                   Fully Cellular Containership

Incident:             Grounding


We have learned that the vessel EVER FORWARD, a Hong Kong flag, 112,836gt, 2020 built, fully cellular containership has run aground off the coast of Gibson Island in Chesapeake Bay.

The 12,000 teu ultra large containership which serves Evergreen’s AUE shuttle service between the East Coast of the USA and Asia had just departed Baltimore when she ran aground. Having previously called at Savannah, she was scheduled to call at Norfolk, New York, Panama, Xiamen, Kaohsiung, Hong Kong and Yantian.

It is understood that numerous tugs are in attendance however, given the nature of the incident professional Salvors may be required to re-float the vessel with the potential for Salvage and/or General Average securities being required before cargo can be delivered.

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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