MSC Palak

Instruct Us
Name MSC Palak
Date 14 July 2020
Year of Build 2016
Casualty type Cargo Overboard
Vessel Type Container Carrier - VT UCC

* We have received reports that fully cellular container vessel, MSC PALAK, experienced a loss overboard of at least 23 containers whilst at anchor at Algoa Bay, near Port Elizabeth, South Africa on 14 July 2020.

* The vessel is reported to have moved to anchor at Algoa Bay to shelter from a storm that affected the area on 13 and 14 July 2020. The South African Maritime Safety Authority report that swells up to approximately 3.5 metres were recorded in Algoa Bay during the course of the storm.

* Besides the lost containers, there is likely also to be damage to some cargoes on board. Recovery action may arise in the event that container securing provisions on board the vessel may be found to have been inadequate.

* Shipowners are currently liaising with the local authorities to locate and retrieve the containers lost overboard but the contents of the affected containers are not yet known.

* In addition to our eSurvey facility, we currently have local surveyors on hand to arrange inspection of any cargo affected by this incident and we recommend that you contact us urgently if you are concerned with any cargo stowed on board this vessel so that we can immediately start taking steps to protect your interests

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MSC Palak