Ocean Trader

Instruct Us
Name Ocean Trader
Date 07 July 2021
Year of Build 1993
Casualty type Fire
Vessel Type Container Carrier - VT UCC

* Containership OCEAN TRADER is reported to have suffered a fire / explosion whilst berthed at Jebel Ali Port, Dubai on 7 July 2021.

* The fire is now reported to have been brought under control whilst the "cooling process" still continues. Whilst the cause of the fire is not currently known there is speculation that the fire may have originated in a container onboard the ship.

* It is not possible to confirm the full extent of damage although the fire / explosion was significant with pictures and footage showing charred containers, ashes and littered debris surrounding the vessel in the port. There will also likely be containers and cargo affected by the fire-extinguishing efforts onboard.

* We have retained a local surveyor to undertake cargo surveys of any affected cargo in Jebel Ali.

* Recovery issues are likely to arise the consequence of this incident, General Average may also be declared, in which event GA security will be required prior to the delivery and/or on-shipment of cargoes.

* Should you insure any cargo onboard this vessel we recommend that you contact us urgently so that we may protect your position.

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