Instruct Us
Name Otzias
Date 07 October 2020
Year of Build 2012
Casualty type Grounded
Vessel Type Bulk/c.c. - VT BCB

* Bulk carrier OTZIAS is reported to have grounded whilst transiting the Columbia River near Longview, Washington, USA on 7 October 2020.

* At the time of the casualty the vessel was proceeding downstream en route from Vancouver, Canada to Port Angeles, USA.

* It is reported that the vessel is partially loaded. Three tug vessels are at the scene to provide assistance in refloating the vessel.

* If salvage services are rendered to the vessel under LOF terms, 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.

* Alternatively, it is possible that General Average and associated recovery issues may arise as a result of this casualty 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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