New Casualty – SEA XPRESS – Capsize

New Casualty - SEA XPRESS - Capsize

Incident Date:    7th January 2023

Vessel:                SEA XPRESS

IMO No.             9190080

Type:                   General Cargo with Container Capacity

Incident:             Capsized

 

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel SEA XPRESS, a Panama flag, 17,451gt, 1999 built, General Cargo with Container Capacity, which capsized during cargo operations at Mudra Port 7th January 2023.

The vessel with a capacity of 1,118teu is understood to have arrived from the Middle East on 3rd January 2023 but lost stability listing and finally coming to rest on her starboard side against the pier. A number of containers have been lost overboard.

As a result of this incident it is highly likely that there will be delays to cargo delivery as well as cargo damages. It is also possible that professional Salvors will be required and that cargo owners will be required to provide Salvage Security 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 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.

Don Bilski 2/02/2023

It is with sadness that we report that Don Bilski sadly passed away overnight 1st February 2023.

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