BW Rhine

Instruct Us
Name BW Rhine
Date 14 December 2020
Year of Build 2008
Casualty type Explosion
Vessel Type Bulk/Oil - VT CBO

* It is reported that an explosion and subsequent fire occurred on board petroleum product tanker, BW RHINE, which is alleged to have arisen from an external source, during discharge operations at the Saudi Aramco Marine Terminal, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 14 December 2020.

* The fire is reported to have been swiftly extinguished with the assistance of the local fire brigade and fire fighting tugs which are continuing to provide assistance to prevent any re-ignition of the fire.

* The vessel is reported to have loaded approximately 60,000 metric tonnes of gasoline at Yanbu port and may have discharged approximately 20% of the cargo at the time of the incident.

* Early indications suggest that there has been no loss of cargo but the vessel has sustained damage to its hull as a result of the incident. This could give rise to Subrogation and related issues.

* We therefore recommend that you contact us urgently if you are concerned with any cargo on board this vessel and require our assistance in this matter.

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