Incident Date: 27th November 2020


IMO No. 9821081

Type: Containership

Incident: Grounding

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel KMTC SURABAYA, a Panama flag, 2018 built, 28,517gt, fully cellular containership which ran aground in the Belitung Island waters, northern Java Sea, off Indonesia, in the early hours of 27th November.

KMTC SURABAYA operates between Chinese, South Korean, Vietnamese, Thai and Indonesian ports, but could have been carrying transhipped cargo emanating from or destined for other locations.

The extent of damage is not yet known but it is possible that professional Salvage operations may be necessary &/or that General Average may be declared.

If W E Cox Claims Group can be of any assistance in providing any securities required, arranging surveys, adjusting potential losses &/or undertaking recovery action, please do not hesitate to contact us.

As appropriate, please contact:

United Kingdom – Paul Friett
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.

Best Regards,

Paul Friett

Claims Director

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