We have learned of an incident involving the vessel VEGA ALPHA, a Liberia flag, 8,971gt, 2005 built fully cellular containership, which suffered a main engine explosion whilst on a laden voyage from Laem Chabang to Kaohsiung, leaving the vessel disabled off the coast of South Vietnam. VEGA ALPHA sustained major main engine damage and is being towed to the Singapore / Batam area for extensive repairs.

General Average has been declared and Schlimme & Partner GmbH, Hamburg, in association with Rogers Wilkin Ahern LLP, London, are appointed as GA Adjusters. W E Cox Claims Group are already in communication with concerned parties, including owners and insurers of cargoes onboard.

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

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.

11 March 2021