NEW CASUALTY - ZIM KINGSTON - LOSS OF CONTAINERS & FIRE
Incident Date: 23rd October 2021
Vessel: ZIM KINGSTON
Type: Fully cellular containership
Incident: Loss of Containers & Fire
We have learned of an incident involving the Vessel ZIM KINGSTON, a Maltese flagged, 2008 built, 40,030gt fully cellular containership. Having travelled from Korea and Taiwan and whilst approaching the West coast of Canada lost a number of containers overboard.
Following the incident, the Vessel anchored near Victoria at which time a fire broke out on board. The fire is believed to have started in a container carrying hazardous material that was damaged in the incident.
The 4,253TEU Vessel remains at anchorage with professional Salvors and Firefighters in attendance.
Given the extent of the damage it is anticipated that cargo interests will be required to provide Salvage Security and that recovery opportunities may exist.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
France – Marie-Laure Mirrione MarieLaureMirrione@w-e-cox.eu
Europe – John Jackson JohnJackson@cwhji.com
Hong Kong – Twinnie Lai email@example.com
Singapore – Paul Sansom firstname.lastname@example.org
USA – Charles Droll email@example.com
Australia – Niall Orr firstname.lastname@example.org
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