New Casualty – SUOU – Grounding

New Casualty - SUOU - Grounding

Incident Date:    21st of November 2023

Vessel:                SUOU

IMO No.             9854600

Type:                  Vehicle Carrier

Incident:            Grounding

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel SUOU, a Japan flag, 11675 gt, 2019 built, vehicle carrier which struck an underwater rock and experienced water ingress while en route from Hakata to Iwakuni, Japan. The crew was rescued and the abandoned vessel was towed to Yashiro Island. 

The vessel with a capacity of 233 cars is operated by Mitsui OSK Lines and previously called at Hakata port in Japan where approximately 100 cars had been loaded.

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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