NEW CASUALTY – MOL CHARISMA – Grounding

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel MOL CHARISMA, a Bahama flag, 86,692gt, 2007 built, fully cellular containership, which ran aground in the South China Sea, en route from Vung Tau to Singapore. MOL CHARISMA was successfully refloated and, in accordance with Class NK’s interim approval to sail to the nearest port, has now returned under its own power to Vung Tau, for inspection, it being suspected that the vessel may have suffered significant damages.

MOL CHARISMA operates on MOL’s EC5 service, running from the Far East to East Coast North America via the Suez Canal.

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 cargoclaims@w-e-cox.co.uk

France – Marie-Laure Mirrione MarieLaureMirrione@w-e-cox.eu

Europe – John Jackson Johnjackson@cwhji.com

Hong Kong – Twinnie Lai twinnie@ceemis.com.hk

Singapore – Paul Sansom psansom@w-e-cox.com.sg

USA – Charles Droll cdroll@w-e-cox.com

Australia – Niall Orr norr@w-e-cox.com.au

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.