Instruct Us
Date 28 September 2021
Year of Build 2002
Casualty type Engine Failure
Vessel Type Container Carrier - VT UCC


* The ALION has been towed to Dubai, UAE as a port of refuge.

* The LOF salvage contract has been terminated and the Salvors have formulated their security demand.

* Shipowners have declared general average and instructed Average Adjusters to collect GA security.

* We are currently in negotiations with Salvors and Average Adjusters over the wording and type of security required and maybe able to assist in the provision of suitable security to allow the prompt release of your cargo.

* A H&M Surveyor has been appointed to investigate the causes of this incident.

* We represent a significant amount of cargo on board the vessel and can offer economies of scale in respect of any third-party costs incurred. If you are concerned with any cargo on this vessel, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible.


* It is reported the fully cellular container vessel, ALION, suffered an engine failure in the Arabian Sea on 28th September. Due to the prevailing poor weather conditions the vessel has been forced to seek assistance and it is understood that Owners entered in to a Lloyd's Open Form (LOF 2020) with professional salvors. It is further reported the vessel is proceeding to Mombasa with a tentative ETA of 25th October, although this is unconfirmed.

* It is understood the vessel is laden with 548 containers and salvage security will now be required for each cargo interest from a source in the UK. WKW is able to assist in providing security acceptable to the Council of Lloyds and is widely preferred by professional Salvors.

* It is also possible recovery issues may arise as a result of this casualty if any time sensitive or refrigerated cargoes on board have been affected.

* It is unclear at this stage whether this incident will give rise to General Average or whether General Average will be declared.

* Should you insure any cargo stowed on board this vessel and require our assistance, we would urge you to contact us as soon as possible so that we may take immediate steps to start protecting your interests.

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