19 March, 2017
We have received reports that the " ASPHALT SEMINOLE ", a 2005 built asphalt tanker flying the Marshall Islands flag, has broken down and signed a LOF salvage contract with Ardent, the professional salvors.
It is carrying a cargo loaded in Singapore and was bound for Australia. It was towed to Sydney.
There will be a claim from Salvors which will be subject to LOF and arbitration in London.
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.
Vessel: "ASPHALT SEMINOLE"
Casualty date: 11th March 2017
Casualty type: Engine Failure/ towage
Vessel type: Asphalt tanker
Year built: 2005
Voyage to/from: Singapore to Australia
Vessel IMO number: 9263942
For further information, please contact:
Jai Sharma, Partner, Clyde & Co