We have received reports that the " FINNSTRAUM ", a 1999 built chemical tanker flying the Norwegian flag, has broken down and is under tow to Rotterdam.

It is carrying a cargo loaded in Klaipeda and was bound for Rouen.

The towage is being performed by the Smit Sentosa.

It is likely that General Average will be declared.

So far as any recovery is concerned, we have identified the vessel's P&I Club.

If your own guarantees are not acceptable to salvors we can also assist you in arranging salvage security to secure any salvage claims, with a bail fee from 0.5% of the guarantee amount.

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



Casualty date: 20 February 2017

Casualty type: Breakdown/towage

Vessel type: Chemical tanker

Year built: 1999

GRT: 9956

Voyage to/from: Klaipeda to Rouen

Cargo: Ammonium nitrate

Vessel IMO number: 9172222