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RAINBOW HARMONY

Date: 18th June 2016    Type: Engine Breakdown  Voyage: Indonesia to Germany ... 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: 8th May 2016    Type: Collision and Fire  Voyage: Far Eastern, Indian and Middle Eastern Ports 

*****UPDATED REPORT*****

Reference is made to our FIRST REPORT below.

General Average has now been declared by the owners of SAFMARINE MERU. Average guarantees and bonds will be required before the cargoes can be delivered.

The vessel is now at Ningbo where the cargoes will be discharged. Some cargoes have been damaged by heat and water.

If you are insurers of cargo on board, please contact us if you require any assistance dealing with claims arising from this incident.

(This report is being circulated to the cargo insurance market. Please disregard this message if you did not insure cargo on board or if you responded to our FIRST REPORT below.)

*****FIRST REPORT*****

Reports have been received that Hong Kong flag vessel SAFMARINE MERU (50,686gt, built 2006) was in collision with Liberian flag vessel NORTHERN JASPER (94,407gt built 2009) off Jinggangshan on 8th May.

As a result of the accident, a fuel pipe was damaged which then led to a fire. The vessel’s crew was evacuated and taken on board NORTHERN JASPER.

It was also reported that sea water entered the vessel’s engine room.

It is not yet clear to what extent cargo on board either vessel has suffered damage or whether general average will be declared.