Dolphin Maritime and Aviation Services

International specialists in all aspects of inland, marine and aviation transport cargo claims.

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International specialists in all aspects of inland, marine and aviation transport cargo claims.


Date: 25 April 2018    Type: Water Ingress  Voyage: From Sierra Leone/South Africa ... Read more

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: 7th August 2010     Type: Listed/Water Ingress     Voyage: To India but worldwide cargo

Further to our casualty report below, we can also advise that Lloyds Open Form (with SCOPIC invoked) has been signed by Smit.

Therefore for salvaged cargo, there will be a need to lodge salvage guarantees with Lloyds in London.

Our personal salvage guarantees are accepted by Lloyds, and our bail fee is from 0.8% of the guarantee amount.


The MSC CHITRA (1980 built, 33113 GRT) has collided with the KHALIJIA 3. As a result, the MSC CHITRA has listed heavily and taken in water. In addition several containers are lost overboard (reported to be 200 containers)

A link to a photo of the MSC CHITRA is below and from this the seriousness of the situation, as well as the pollution, will be clear.

There will be claims for salvage, GA and PA.

The KHALIJIA 3 was already in port as a result of the casualty below.


Date: 18th July 2010     Type: Water Ingress     Voyage: China to India

Reports have been received that St Kitts-Nevis flag vessel KHALIJIA 3 (25525gt built 1985) had to be rescued by the Indian Coast Guard yesterday following serious water ingress into the vessel.

The crew of the bulk carrier, which was on a voyage from China to India with a cargo of steel coils, had to be taken off the ship. The cause of the water ingress is still under investigation.

It is possible that a salvage claim will be made against the owners/insurers of the cargo on board this vessel. It is also possible that general average will be declared.

As well as this, it is also possible that the vessel’s cargo of steel coils has suffered damage caused by sea water ingress into the vessel’s holds.