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Increase in Air carrier limit of liability under Montreal Convention - 30 Dec 2019

Increase in Air carrier limit of liability under Montreal Convention From 19 SDR to 22 SDR The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has recently announced an update to the Montreal Convention 1999, which sets out limitation in respect. Read more...

CASUALTY NOTICE - CDRY BLUE - 30 Dec 2019

CASUALTY NOTICE Incident Date: 21st December 2019 Vessel: CDRY BLUE IMO No. 9504619 Type: General cargo ship Incident: Loss of engine power & grounding We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “CDRY BLUE”, an Italy flag, 2010. Read more...

CASUALTY NOTICE - SONGA IRIDIUM - 30 Dec 2019

CASUALTY NOTICE Incident Date: 27th December 2019 Vessel: SONGA IRIDIUM IMO No. 9337030 Type: Fully Cellular Containership Incident: Grounding We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “SONGA IRIDIUM”, a 2008 built 23,633gt Fully. Read more...

Captain Rajiv Thakar at the IIMS Conference - 11 Dec 2019

Captain Rajiv Thakar at the IIMS Conference on the QE2 in Dubai on 20 November 2019 Read more...

CASUALTY - APL MEXICO CITY - 11 Dec 2019

We have received the following new casualty report. Fully cellular containership APL MEXICO CITY drifted after breaking its lines at the quay and came into contact with a shore crane, causing it to collapse. Read more...

Paul Friett Presents at Lloyd's Maritime Academy - 05 Dec 2019

Paul Friett, Assistant Director of W.E. Cox Claims Group (Europe) Ltd had the honour of speaking at the Lloyd’s Maritime Academy general Average Seminar on the 4th December 2019. Read more...

CASUALTY NOTICE - NORDANA SOPHIE - 28 Nov 2019

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “NORDANA SOPHIE”, a 1999 built 7,659gt General Cargo Ship which we understand suffered water ingress at Vung Ang Anchorage, Vietnam, overnight 27th/28th November 2019. Read more...

NEW CASUALTY - CSAV TRANCURA - 20 Nov 2019

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “CSAV TRANCURA”, a 2013 built 96,268gt Fully Cellular Containership which we understand suffered difficulties in propulsion, resulting in collapse of stow and containers overboard. Read more...

W.E. Cox Claims Group - CWH Johnsons International Expansion Into Far East - 14 Nov 2019

We are very excited to confirm that CWH Johnsons International has now opened its own survey office in Hong Kong. CWH Johnsons International (Far East) is based at our regional head office in Wanchai, close to both the Seaport and Airport in the. Read more...

NEW CASUALTY - GLOVIS CAPTAIN - 08 Nov 2019

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel GLOVIS CAPTAIN, a Marshall Islands flag, 2015 built, 59,760 gt vehicle carrier. It is reported that GLOVIS CAPTAIN lost some of its lashings during a storm in the English Channel, resulting in a. Read more...

NEW CASUALTY - VIETSUN INTEGRITY - 22 Oct 2019

Incident Date: 18th October 2019 Vessel: VIETSUN INTEGRITY IMO No. 9264776 Type: Fully Cellular Containership Incident: Sinking – Containers overboard We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “VIETSUN INTEGRITY”, a 2003 built. Read more...

75th Anniversary MICA Dinner 4th October 2019 - 10 Oct 2019

W.E. Cox were delighted to attend the 2019 AIMU day seminar and host a table at the 75th Anniversary MICA Dinner in New York 4th October 2019. We would like to thank all of our guests for making the evening so enjoyable, especially our 2019 W.E.. Read more...

CWH JOHNSONS INTERNATIONAL USA - 09 Oct 2019

We are very excited to be able to reveal that CWH Johnsons International is continuing to expand and that we have now opened our own survey office in the USA. CWH Johnsons International USA is based at our Group HQ in Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania-. Read more...

NEW CASUALTY - KIRAN ASYA - 11 Sep 2019

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel KIRAN ASYA, a Turkey flag, 2005 built, 39,555gt bulk carrier on 10th September 2019, laden with a cargo of wheat in bulk, on a voyage from Russia to Turkey, when fire broke out during discharge. Read more...

NEW CASUALTY - GOLDEN RAY - 09 Sep 2019

We have received the following new casualty report. Marshall Islands flag, 71,178gt, 2017 built vehicle carrier GOLDEN RAY capsized while approaching the port of Brunswick, in the St. Simons Sound, near the St. Simons Island pier. The US. Read more...

YANTIAN EXPRESS - UPDATE 13TH AUGUST 2019 - 14 Aug 2019

Please find below a further update in relation to the YANTIAN EXPRESS recovery action. Please be advised the deadline for PA claims to be submitted into the Limitation fund in the USA has been extended from 14th August to 27th September 2019. . Read more...

CASUALTY - BOW DIAMOND - 12 Aug 2019

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel BOW DIAMOND, a Gibraltar flag, 2001 built, 6,204gt hazardous goods carrier, which encountered very heavy weather in the Gulf of Aden during a laden voyage from China to Europe, via. Read more...

NEW CASUALTY - C ROCK - 26 Jul 2019

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel C ROCK, a Malta flag, 2005 built 3,960gt combined chemical & oil tanker operating between UAE and Oman, reportedly laden with cargo of 4,200MT gasoline. Read more...

The Tour Of London - 12 Jul 2019

Robert Emanuel, Director of our recovery team, passes through the City of London, stopping by our London headquarters with his wife, Caroline, on their way to participate in a vintage car rally this weekend in his beautiful and well maintained 1924. Read more...

W E Cox Annual Summer Boat Party - 08 Jul 2019

W.E. Cox Claims Group hosted their Annual Summer Boat Party on 4th July to celebrate 58 years! A large selection of our friends and clients had a fabulous evening dancing away to the live band and the glorious weather just topped it off. W.E.. Read more...

ICIC W.E. Cox Recognition of Excellence Award 2019 - 03 Jul 2019

W.E. Cox Claims Group are delighted to announce that the 2019 winner of the ICIC W.E. Cox Recognition of Excellence Award 2019 is Dan Kirk of RKH Speciality. Dan’s paper titled “no date night without cargo” gave the judging panel a personal and. Read more...

YANTIAN EXPRESS - UPDATE 20TH JUNE 2019 - 20 Jun 2019

We are able to offer a brief update in respect of progress to date: Recovery (including Salvage indemnity) We have today been advised that the vessel Owners have set up a Limitation Fund in New York. We have retained lawyers in New York to. Read more...

Casualty Notice - Front Altair - Fire - 14 Jun 2019

We have received the following new casualty report. A fire broke out on the FRONT ALTAIR following an explosion. The crew have abandoned the vessel and are understood to be safe. At the time of the incident, the vessel was at the southern end of. Read more...

KMTC HONGKONG - Fire onboard - 29 May 2019

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel KMTC HONGKONG, a Korea flag, 1998 built, 16,731 gt fully cellular container ship, while docked at Laem Chabang, having completed a voyage from Ho Chi Minh, after calling at Busan and Chinese ports. Read more...

GRANDE EUROPA - Fire - 16 May 2019

We have received notification that there has been a fire onboard the above-mentioned vessel today while she was off the island of Cabrera, south of Mallorca. The vessel was enroute from Salerno to Valencia with a significant number of cars onboard. Read more...

YANTIAN EXPRESS - UPDATE 13TH MAY 2019 - 14 May 2019

Please be advised Hapag Lloyd have provided an update with regard to the YANTIAN EXPRESS stating she is currently berthed at the terminal in the Bahamas. Reloading of all containers previously discharged ashore for inspection has now been. Read more...

YANTIAN EXPRESS - UPDATE 2ND MAY 2019 - 03 May 2019

Please be advised Hapag Lloyd have provided an update with regard to the YANTIAN EXPRESS stating the vessel repairs are now nearing completion and accordingly declaration of seaworthiness is expected shortly. Read more...

YANTIAN EXPRESS - UPDATE 12TH APRIL 2019 - 15 Apr 2019

Dear All, Please be advised Hapag Lloyd, ship owners, have provided an update with regard to the YANTIAN EXPRESS, stating the vessel is due to reload containers that were originally unloaded at Freeport today, 12th April 2019. They have stated. Read more...

W E Cox Australia Cocktail Party - 11 Apr 2019

W.E. Cox Australasia Pty Ltd hosted a cocktail party at the InterContinental Sydney on the 10th April 2019. The party was held in the beautiful Harbour Room with sweeping views across the Opera House. Chairman David Cox, joined Robert Hammersley,. Read more...

E.R. KOBE - Update - General Average - 20 Mar 2019

Further to our initial Casualty Advice, W.E. Cox Claims Group have been instructed on behalf of a number of cargo interests and are in contact with General Average Adjusters who have recently advised that the Vessel is at anchorage off of China and. Read more...

CASUALTY NOTICE - GRANDE AMERICA - FIRE - 11 Mar 2019

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “GRANDE AMERICA”, a 1997 built 27,965gt Vehicle Carrier with container capacity which caught fire some 263 kilometres south-west of Pointe de Penmarc’h, France 10th March 2019. Read more...

CASUALTY ADVICE - E R KOBE - fire onboard - 08 Mar 2019

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel E R KOBE, a Liberia flag, 2001 built, 66,058 gt fully cellular container ship, during a voyage from Port Klang, Malaysia to Hong Kong and China, having also called at Singapore and Vietnam. Read more...

Casualty Notice - Safmarine Nokwanda / Tianjin - Collision - 04 Mar 2019

We have learned of an incident involving a collision between the vessels SAFMARINE NOKWANDA and TIANJIN, while berthing at Busan Container Terminal. SAFMARINE NOKWANDA, IMO 9294393, is a Hong Kong flag, 2005 built, 50,624gt fully cellular. Read more...

Charles Droll, helping to develop the future of the Marine Insurance Market - 15 Feb 2019

Charles Droll, Director of W.E. Cox Claims Group (USA) LLC is delighted to share his experiences from more than 30 years of working in the marine claims and subrogation sector as one of the instructors at the AIMU Introduction to Ocean Marine. Read more...

Casualty Update 2 - APL VANCOUVER - 14 Feb 2019

Further to our previous casualty advice, the APL VANCOUVER is now enroute to Singapore for inspection. We are already representing a significant quantity of cargo and have the following surveyors standing by ready to carry out surveys: Read more...

Casualty Update - APL Vancouver - 07 Feb 2019

Further to our previous notice, we can now confirm the incident onboard APL Vancouver has been declared as General Average with Ardent instructed on Lloyd’s Open Form terms. The fire originated in Bay 7 with vague suggestions of a fuel leak as. Read more...

CASUALTY NOTICE - APL VANCOUVER - 01 Feb 2019

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “APL VANCOUVER”, a 2013 built 109,712 gt fully cellular container ship. Having previously called at India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia Singapore and various Chinese ports the vessel caught light whilst. Read more...

Casualty Notice - Lotus - FIRE - 31 Jan 2019

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel LOTUS, a Panama flag, 2001 built, 28,097gt bulk carrier with container capacity on 17th January 2019, when fire broke out in Hold 2 during loading at Shanghai. The fire brigade boarded to. Read more...

Casualty Update 4 - Yantian Express - 30 Jan 2019

Further to previous updates, YANTIAN EXPRESS is currently under tow, headed for Bahamas Freeport. Meanwhile, General Average has now been formally declared and Richards Hogg Lindley are appointed to collect GA and Salvage security. Salvors have. Read more...

Casualty Update 3 - Yantian Express - 21 Jan 2019

Further to previous Casualty Advice and Updates, Hapag-Lloyd have reported that the fire is “widely contained” and that, meanwhile, tug “Union Sovereign” arrived at the casualty on 15thJanuary to assist operations. Another ocean-going tug is on its. Read more...

Casualty Update 2 - Yantian Express - 15 Jan 2019

Further to previous Casualty Advice and Update, Hapag-Lloyd have reported that the container fire on the vessel YANTIAN EXPRESS, WHICH started on 3rd January, has been brought under control. Whilst the crew of the vessel had been evacuated to. Read more...

Casualty Update - Sincerity Ace - 11 Jan 2019

Further to our initial casualty notice in respect of the fire onboard vehicle carrier “SINCERITY ACE”, the vessel is now being towed to Japan by tug KOYO MARU. There is no information available as to her present condition, nor how, when or even if. Read more...

Casualty Update - Yantian Express - 07 Jan 2019

Further to our initial casualty notice, bad weather conditions have limited progress in containing the fire in containers onboard “YANTIAN EXPRESS” and the crew has been evacuated to the salvage tug SMIT NICOBAR, which is providing firefighting. Read more...

CASUALTY - YANTIAN EXPRESS - 04 Jan 2019

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “YANTIAN EXPRESS”, a Germany flag, 2002 built, 88,493 gt fully cellular container ship. Having also called at Singapore and Colombo on a voyage from North East Asia, the Vessel was passing NE of. Read more...

CASUALTY NOTICE - MSC ZOE - 03 Jan 2019

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “MSC ZOE”, a 2015 built 192,237gt fully cellular containership. It is reported that having previously called at Chinese ports the Vessel was sailing from Sines, Portugal to Bremerhaven, Germany. Read more...

CASUALTY NOTICE - SINCERITY ACE - 02 Jan 2019

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “SINCERITY ACE”, a 2009 built 19,265gt vehicle carrier en route from Yokohama, Japan to Honolulu, Hawaii. It is reported that the vessel has suffered a significant fire, with ongoing firefighting. Read more...