New Casualty – MSC RACHELE – Engine Fire Room and Explosion

New Casualty - MSC RACHELE - Engine Fire Room and Explosion

Incident Date:    22nd June 2022

Vessel:                MSC RACHELE

IMO No.              9290282

Type:                   Fully Cellular Containership

Incident:             Engine Room Fire & Explosion

We have learned that the vessel MSC RACHELE, a Panama flag, 90,745gt, 2005 built, fully cellular containership has suffered an explosion and engine room fire 22nd June 2022.

The 8,238teu containership which was en-route from Naples, Italy, to Fos-sur-Mer, France, having previously called at ports in the United States when an explosion occurred in the engine room.

It is understood that the three crew members have been evacuated and whilst the fire appears to be under control, the Vessel is without power and has been towed to Fos-sur-Mer anchorage for further monitoring and investigations.

It is likely that cargo losses will result from this incident, and there is the possibility that Owners may declare General Average. In this regard, W.E. Cox have our own in-house surveyors available to attend on site as required as well as a dedicated claims, recovery and Casualty team.

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.

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A number of our London team gathered at the recent ICIC – “Madness – One Step Beyond” event. This was organised by the ICIC committee to  get as many people from our market together again due to the planned conference for June 2021 having to be cancelled.

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