Incident Date:    26th September 2021

Vessel:                MSC ELMA

IMO:                   9735218

Type:                   Fully cellular containership

Incident:             Engine Room Fire

We have learned of an incident involving a fire in the engine room of the MSC ELMA, a Madeira flag, 2016 built, 97,805gt fully cellular containership, whilst she was loading and unloading containers at the port of Cristobal in Panama.

 The fire was extinguished by the crew. However, the fire resulted in power outage to the reefer containers and could result in damage to the cargo therein.

 We are already instructed in this matter by other cargo underwriters and should be able to offer certain economies of scale in terms of third-party costs.

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 – 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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