Golden Opal

Instruct Us
Name Golden Opal
Date 26 September 2020
Year of Build 2015
Casualty type Machinery Failure
Vessel Type Bulk - VT BBU

* It is reported that bulk carrier, GOLDEN OPAL, experienced a steering gear failure and was unable to maintain its course whilst navigating the Davis Strait, Canada on 26 September 2020.

* The Master subsequently called for assistance and a tug has been deployed from Halifax, Canada to provide assistance to the vessel.

* GOLDEN OPAL is reported to have departed from Baffin Island, Canada, loaded with a cargo of iron ore destined for Immingham, UK.

* It is possible that General Average / Salvage and associated recovery issues may arise as a result of this casualty.

* We therefore 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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