If you have insured cargo on board the following vessels and would like us to assist you in pursuing any claims arising from these incidents (or any similar cases), or if you require assistance in providing GA or salvage guarantees, please contact us as soon as possible.
Date: 23.07.09 Type: Sinking Voyage: Fortaleza and Paranagua, Brazil to India
Reports have been received that Panama flag vessel IOANNIS N.K. (14498gt built 1977) has sunk off the coast of South Africa. Her crew have been rescued.
The bulk carrier was on a voyage from Brazil to India with a cargo of 22500mt of sugar when she began to take on water.
Helicopters were sent to take off the crew and the vessel sank shortly afterwards, although a salvage tug had originally been sent from Cape Town to assist.
If you have insured cargo on board this vessel we can assist you in pursuing a recovery of your losses from the owners of the vessel. In this regard, we have identified the vessels’ P&I Club.
The aging bulk carrier is registered in Panama but operated out of Greece. Until recently, the vessel had been trading between ports in South America. It is possible she was due to be scrapped after this voyage.