The owner of the fire-damaged container ship MSC Flaminia has declared general average, meaning all parties with cargo on the ship will proportionally share losses resulting from efforts to save the ship and its contents.
Mediterranean Shipping Co., which had chartered the vessel, said the ship’s owner appointed Schlimme & Partner GmbH of Hamburg, in association with Rogers, Wilkin, Ahern LLP of London, as general average adjusters, and that Groninger Welke Janssen had been named their collecting agents.
Owner Reederei NSB said weather conditions have caused interruption in salvage operations. The MSC Flaminia remains 240 miles off the British coast as negotiations continue on permission to enter a sheltered coastal area or emergency port. The ship is listing at 2.5 degrees.
The MSC Flaminia caught fire July 14 en route from Charleston to Antwerp and was abandoned in the mid-Atlantic. Two crewmembers died, and three were injured. The ship has capacity of 6,732 20-foot-equivalent units.