Incident Date:    20th October 2021

Vessel:                ORCHID KEFALONIA

IMO No.              9363821

Type:                   Chemical/Oil Tanker

Incident:              Grounding  

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel ORCHID KEFALONIA, a Marshall Islands flag, 11,570gt, 2008 built, Chemical/Oil Products Tanker, which ran aground en route from Barranquilla to Altamira and Houston.

After local tugs were unable to refloat the vessel, T&T Salvage were contracted under LOF. ORCHID KEFALONIA has now been refloated and she is currently at anchor off Barranquilla. Shipowners have also declared GA and Albatross Adjusters in Cyprus are appointed to collect securities.

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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