New Casualty - FIRE ON BOARD VESSEL - M. V. “ZIM CHARLSTON”
Incident Date: 7th August 2022
Vessel: ZIM CHARLESTON
Type: Fully cellular containership
We have learned of an incident involving a fire in cargo hold no. 4 of the ZIM CHARLESTON, a Hong Kong flag, 2011 built, 91,761gt fully cellular containership, off Colombo, Sri Lanka, where she was completing a voyage from Singapore.
It is estimated that some 300 containers are likely to be damaged by the fire itself &/or extinguishing water resulting from firefighting operations or affected by heat and smoke.
On 8th August, the vessel departed Colombo waters and sailed in a westerly direction before turning back to take berth at Colombo to assess options for discharging containers from the hold. Meanwhile, containers stowed on deck were offloaded from affected bays.
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:
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