We have learned of an incident involving the vessel MAERSK VILNIUS, a Singapore flag, 2010 built, 20,927gt fully cellular container ship, during a voyage from Freeport to Port Elizabeth.

MAERSK VILNIUS reportedly suffered a fire in the engine room, 220 nm from the French Overseas territory of Guadeloupe, during the morning of 26th April. The vessel was drifting in a westerly direction at a speed of 1.4 knots, and the engine may no longer be operable, considering the reported damage. The shipowner has despatched tug ALP DEFENDER from Trinidad and Tobago, which is expected to arrive in the area today. The plan is to tow MAERSK VILNIUS to a port for repairs.

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

Hong Kong – Wendy Lee

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.

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