Hong Dai

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Instruct Us
Name Hong Dai
Date 30 September 2020
Year of Build 2010
Casualty type Grounded
Vessel Type Bulk/c.c. - VT BCB
Report

* We have received reports that bulk carrier, HONG DAI, ran aground on a soft, sandy bottom, approximately four nautical miles off Newport News, USA, on 30 September 2020.

* Although the crew reported no concerns of flooding of the vessel or pollution as a result of the grounding, the vessel remains under a 'Captain of the Port order' to remain in place and the US Coast Guard is currently in communication with the vessel's owners to assist in establishing a plan to salvage the vessel.

* The vessel is reported to have been on a loaded voyage from Newport News to Norfolk, USA at the time of the grounding.

* It is possible that Salvage Security may be demanded from a source in the UK and W K Webster may be able to assist. Security provided by WKW is acceptable to the Council of Lloyds and widely preferred by professional Salvors.

* If General Average is declared, General Average security may also be required from Cargo Interests prior to the delivery of their cargo and we are also likely to be able to assist in that regard.

* 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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