New Casualty – WAN HAI 272 / SANTA LOUKIA

New Casualty - WAN HAI 272 / SANTA LOUKIA

Incident Date:    29th January 2023

Vessel:                WAN HAI 272 / SANTA LOUKIA

IMO No.              9493262 / 9634658

Type:                   Fully Cellular Containerships

Incident:             Collision


We have learned of an incident involving the vessels WAN HAI 272, a Singapore flag, 16,776gt, 2011 built, fully cellular containership, which was involved in a collision with the SANTA LOUKIA, a Maltese flag, 16,889gt, 2015 built fully cellular containership 29th January 2023 in the Bangkok approach fairway.

It is understood that the WAN HAI 272 with a capacity of 1,805teu and operated by TS Lines on their Japan Kansai-Thailand Service (JST) service had previously called at Japanese Ports, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Laem Chabang. She was departing Bangkok when the collision occurred.

The SANTA LOUKIA with a capacity of 1,705teu is managed by Eastern Mediterranean Maritime and operates a coastal route between Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam. She was entering Bangkok from Singapore when the collision occurred.

It is understood that WAN HAI 272 has sustained significant damage and remains at the collision site. It is likely that professional Salvors may be required to assist her in completing her voyage.

The SANTA LOUKIA was able to continue her voyage to Bangkok however, it is understood that significant cargo damage resulted from the collision.

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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