We have received reports that the " MOL PRESTIGE ", a 2006 built container vessel flying the Singaporean flag, has suffered an engine room fire and is immobilised about 200 miles off Haida Gwaii. The fire occurred on the 31st January and two injured crew members were evacuated by helicopter.

Owners have contracted a tug and it is possible that there will be claims for salvage. Claims for GA are also possible and power to reefer containers was interrupted.

If you would like assistance in dealing with any potential claims for salvage, GA and recovery of your losses, please do contact us.

Our in-house master mariners are part of our service and their assistance, together with our extensive track record in marine matters (over 1,000 years of collective experience) are key resources in dealing with cases such as these.

This casualty notice is a free of charge service. If you feel a colleague would like a copy please do let us know.



Casualty date: 31st January 2018

Casualty type: Engine room fire - immobilised

Vessel type: Container vessel

Year built: 2006

GRT: 71902

Voyage from/to: North America to Japan and Taiwan but container vessel so cargo worldwide

Cargo: Containers

Vessel IMO number: 9321029