New Casualty – GULF DEFFI – Engine Failure

New Casualty - GULF DEFFI - Engine Failure

Incident Date:    19th July 2023

Vessel:                  GULF DEFFI

IMO No.              9359882

Type:                    Chemical and oil tanker

Incident:              Engine failure

We have learned of an incident involving the GULF DEFFI, a Saudi Arabian flag, 29791 gt, 2009 built, chemical and oil tanker which suffered water ingress into the engine room whilst proceeding from Saudi Arabia to South Korea.

As a result of the water ingress, the vessel is without power and salvage assistance is reportedly being provided by professional salvors who have been contracted on Lloyd’s Open Form (LOF) terms. The vessel is understood to be heading to Zhoushan anchorage in China for a ship-to-ship operation following which the cargo, being various chemical products, will be delivered to ports in South Korea. The vessel is managed by Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC.

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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