New Casualty – FREMANTLE HIGHWAY – Fire

New Casualty - FREMANTLE HIGHWAY - Fire

Incident Date:    26th July 2023

Vessel:                 FREMANTLE HIGHWAY

IMO No.              9667344

Type:                   Car carrier

Incident:            Fire

We have learned of an incident involving the FREMANTLE HIGHWAY, a Panamanian flag, 59525 gt, 2013 built, car carrier which caught fire on the 26th of July 2023 in the North Sea about 30 kilometres north of Ameland.

The vessel with capacity of 6,220 cars was carrying circa 3,000 cars at the material time. At least one crew member died and several others were injured. Rescue helicopters and boats evacuated 23 crew members from the vessel. The vessel was sailing from Bremerhaven, Germany to Port Said, Egypt. The vessel is managed by Shoei Kisen Kaisha Ltd and called at Livorno, Portbury and Zeebrugge before sailing to Bremerhaven.

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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