We have learned of an incident involving a collision between the vessels ZEPHYR LUMO and GALAPAGOS in the Strait of Malacca, approximately 14nm southwest of Kuala Sungai.

ZEPHYR LUMO, IMO 9864227, is a United Kingdom flag, 2021 built, 149,525gt fully cellular containership, en route Singapore to Suez Canal.

GALAPAGOS, IMO 9473169, is a Malta flag, 2010 built, 41,342gt bulk carrier, en route from Gladstone to Visakhapatnam.

The bulker reportedly suffered a rudder failure causing her to cross in front of ZEPHYR LUMO. The hull of GALAPAGOS was breached, resulting in an oil spill. Both vessels are reported to have sent distress signals and investigations are in progress.

If W E Cox Claims Group can be of assistance in providing securities, if applicable, arranging surveys, adjusting potential claims or undertaking recovery action, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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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