Further to our previous Casualty Advice, we take this opportunity to provide our latest update:
* BARRIER completed repairs at Durban and resumed its voyage from Durban on 11 June 2020.
* It is possible that General Average 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 cargo and we would be well placed to assist in that regard.
* It is also possible that deterioration may have occurred to temperature / time sensitive cargo as a result of the prolongation of the voyage and claims for consequential damages could arise as a result of any delay in handling any cargo subject to contractually-agreed delivery or shipment dates.
* Should any loss or damage occur, we are able to assist with any recovery issues arising in relation to such claims and may also be able to offer some economies of scale in terms of 3rd party costs that need to be incurred.
* Should you insure any cargo and require our assistance we recommend that you contact us promptly so that we may take steps to protect your interests.
We have received the following new casualty report:
* BARRIER grounded off Beira, Mozambique on 7 April 2020.
* The vessel was later refloated and taken under tow by tug towards Durban, South Africa for repairs.
* It is possible that General Average / Salvage / Recovery issues may arise as a result of this casualty.
* Please 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.