We have received reports that the "MORNING CLAIRE ", a 2012 built vehicle carrier flying the Honduran flag, has grounded at San Lorenzo on the 18th March, and remains aground. Efforts to refloat herself have failed and outside salvage assistance is required. Local authorities are attempting to help to provide same and it is possible professional salvors will be brought in.

It is carrying a cargo loaded in Korea and Japan and was bound for ports in the Americas.

It is also possible that General Average will be declared.

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

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: 18 March 2017

Casualty type: Grounding

Vessel type: Car Carrier

Year built: 2012

GRT: 60825

Voyage to/from: Korea and Japan to the Americas

Cargo: Vehicles

Vessel IMO number: 9620683