New Casualty – MONTE SARMIENTO – Fire

New Casualty - MONTE SARMIENTO - Fire

Incident Date:    23rd June 2023

Vessel:                MONTE SARMIENTO

IMO No.             9283227

Type:                   Fully Cellular Containership

Incident:            Fire 

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel MONTE SARMIENTO, a Brazilian Flag, 69132 gt, 2005 built,  fully cellular containership, which caught fire in the engine room on the 23rd of June while en route from Santos to Itapoa, Brazil, about 50 nautical miles east of Paranagua. The crew activated the ship’s own carbon dioxide firefighting system, but the fire spread to containers in the aft stacks. The vessel went adrift with the tug Svitzer Carolina and a Navy ship nearby. The vessel was moored on Sao Francisco Anchorage.

The fully cellular container vessel with a capacity of 4,000teu is operated by Empresa De Navegacao Alianca and had previously called at Salvador, Pecem and Suape before sailing to Santos. 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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