Great Beauty

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Name Great Beauty
Date 31 July 2021
Year of Build 2018
Casualty type Shift of Cargo
Vessel Type Bulk/c.c. - VT BCB
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3 December 2021 

* We have received reports that bulk carrier, GREAT BEAUTY experienced a shift of deck cargo and loss overboard of an unknown quantity of steel products whilst the vessel was in a position approximately 191 nautical miles southwest of Vancouver Island on 23 November 2021.

* This incident is in addition to the earlier shift of cargo / collapse of stow of containers on board the vessel reported below.

* Recovery issues will arise as a result of this latest incident and we may be able to assist in this regard.

* We have already received instructions from certain Cargo Insurers and we may be able to offer certain economies of scale in respect of any third party costs which may be incurred to investigate, amongst other things, the stowage and securing arrangements of cargo on board the vessel.

* We therefore recommend that you contact us urgently if you are concerned with any cargo affected by this incident so that we may start taking steps to protect your interests.

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* We have received reports that bulk carrier, GREAT BEAUTY, experienced a shift / collapse of stow of containers stowed in holds 1 to 4 during high winds and waves arising as a result of Typhoon "In-Fa" during the course of the vessel's voyage from Taicang, China to Savannah, USA.

* It is reported that containers stowed in hold 1 of the vessel have been heavily affected, whilst containers stowed in holds 2-4 may have suffered a less serious shift. Containers stowed on deck are not reported be to have been affected by the incident.

* The vessel has returned to Taicang anchorage for inspection and remedial works.

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

* If General Average is declared, General Average security may be required from all Cargo Interests prior to the delivery of their cargoes and we will be able to assist in this regard.

* We have already received instructions from certain Cargo Insurers and we have cargo surveyors on hand to investigate the cause of the incident and to ascertain the extent of damage to any affected containers. As a bulk carrier, it will be necessary to investigate, amongst other things, the stowage and securing arrangements within the holds and whether this was appropriate in the circumstances.

* We recommend that you contact us urgently if you are concerned with any cargo on board this vessel so that we may start taking steps to protect your interests.

 

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