Gotland Sofia

Instruct Us
Name Gotland Sofia
Date 19 September 2020
Year of Build 2007
Casualty type Engine Failure
Vessel Type Chem, Tank - VT TCH

* It has been reported that the GOTLAND SOFIA suffered an engine breakdown in the Bosphorus on 19 September 2020.

* The vessel had been heading north from Malta towards the Black Sea at the material time reportedly carrying a cargo of Jet A1.

* Turkish Authorities have rendered salvage services and subsequently the vessel has been brought to a Bosphorus anchorage where she remains.

* Accordingly it is very likely that salvage security will be required to be provided in Turkey. General Average may also be declared by the vessel owners requiring General Average security to be provided. WKW may be able to assist in this regard.

* It is reported that the vessel and cargo could be arrested Monday 21 September by the Authorities in respect of the salvage claim. As such it is imperative that steps are immediately taken to avoid delay and unnecessary expenses being incurred.

* We have surveyors on standby ready to investigate the cause of the engine breakdown with a view to pursuing and/or defending claims against the vessel owners.

*Please 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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