We have learned of an incident involving the vessel GLOVIS CAPTAIN, a Marshall Islands flag, 2015 built, 59,760 gt vehicle carrier.

It is reported that GLOVIS CAPTAIN lost some of its lashings during a storm in the English Channel, resulting in a shift and damage to its cargo of cars and industrial vehicles. According to local sources, a significant number of badly damaged high and heavy vehicles are being unloaded from the vessel at the port of Southampton. A forklift has been reportedly deployed to remove some of these.

The vessel has also sustained some minor damage to its hull although the vessel and crew are safe. There is no pollution and the ship is it unlikely to require dry docking.

W.E. Cox Claims Group are monitoring the situation and have in house surveyors conveniently located in Southampton. If we can be of any assistance in arranging surveys, adjusting potential losses, or undertaking recovery action please do not hesitate to contact us:

Europe – John Jackson;

United Kingdom – Paul Friett
Hong Kong – Wendy Lee
Singapore – Paul Sansom
USA – Charles Droll

Australia – Nial 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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