Northern Jubilee

Instruct Us
Name Northern Jubilee
Date 18 December 2020
Year of Build 2009
Casualty type Fire
Vessel Type Container Carrier - VT UCC

* We have received reports that fully cellular container vessel, NORTHERN JUBILEE, experienced a fire in its engine room whilst navigating the Red Sea off King Abdullah Port, Saudi Arabia on 18 December 2020.

* The fire was extinguished by operation of the vessel's carbon dioxide fixed fire fighting equipment and the vessel was later taken under tow by tug to King Abdullah Port where all remaining cargo on board is intended to be discharged.

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

* If so, 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 be required from all Cargo Interests prior to the delivery of their cargo and we are likely to be able to assist.

* Whilst power is currently provided to the vessel by the emergency generator and the auxiliary engines, it is likely that power to temperature-controlled containers will have been interrupted for a period of time as a result of the fire which may also give rise to claims for deterioration of cargo stowed thereto and associated Recovery issues.

* 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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