Samskip Express

Instruct Us
Name Samskip Express
Date 21 August 2020
Year of Build 2006
Casualty type Grounded
Vessel Type Container Carrier - VT UCC

28 August 2020

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* The Shipowner has now declared General Average following the grounding.

* General Average security will be required to facilitate delivery of the cargo, we may be able to assist in arranging General Average security.

* The vessel is now proceeding to Port of Cork, Ireland where it will be subject to diving inspections to verify damages.

* Although the cargo on board has not yet been inspected, there are currently no indication any that damage exists.

* WKW is already instructed for certain cargo on board the vessel and as such may be able to offer economies of scale with regards to 3rd party costs necessary for the handling of this case.

* If you insure any cargo we recommend you contact us quickly so we can assist to protect your interests.


* Container carrier SAMSKIP EXPRESS reportedly grounded whilst in Irish waters on 21st August 2020.

* It is reported that four ballast tanks have been damaged due to the grounding although the severity of the damage is currently unclear.

* Flag State and Irish Authorities are currently investigating the cause of the grounding.

* It is possible that General Average / Salvage / Recovery issues may arise as a result of the casualty.

* We are continuing to monitor the situation and have a surveyor on standby to attend as necessary, but recommend that you contact us urgently if you are concerned with any cargo on board this vessel so that we can immediately start taking steps to protect your interests.

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