New Casualty – TSS PEARL – Fire on board

New Casualty - TSS PEARL - Fire on board

Incident Date:    5th October 2022

Vessel:                TSS Pearl

IMO No.              9339868

Type:                   Fully Cellular Containership

Incident:             Fire

We have learned that the vessel TSS PEARL, a Panama flag, 23,633gt, 2008 built, fully cellular containership has suffered a significant fire amongst its containers 5th October 2022.

The 2,007teu containership was sailing between Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and Aden, Yemen, when a fire erupted as the vessel was some 123nm northwest of the Red Sea Port of Jizan, Saudi Arabia.

It is understood that the fire continues to burn, with significant damage to the superstructure of the Vessel resulting in the crew of 25 abandoning the Vessel. It is likely that significant cargo losses will result from this incident and with professional assistance required it is anticipated that General Average may be declared and that Salvage and/or General Average securities may be required.

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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