New Casualty – MSC RITA Fire

New Casualty - MSC RITA Fire

Incident Date:    6th June 2023

Vessel:                MSC RITA

IMO No.             9289116

Type:                   Fully Cellular Containership

Incident:             Fire

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel MSC RITA, a Panama flag, 89954 gt, 2005 built,  fully cellular containership, which experienced fire in the waters of the United Arab Emirates on 6 June after sailing from Dubai the day before. One crew member sustained burns and had to be medevacked to the hospital by a helicopter of the NSRC.

The fully cellular container vessel with a capacity of 8034teu is operated by MSC and had previously called at Jebel Ali. 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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