14th May 2019
During the early hours of 31st January 2019, whilst the 9200 TEU APL VANCOUVER was sailing off the Vietnam coasts on passage from Shekou to Singapore fire broke out in one of the container on board and spread to adjacent containers. The crew were unable to extinguish the fire and salvage operations were rendered by professional Salvors.
TMC has been appointed by slot-charterer clients to assist with the investigation into causation and with the management of the relevant distressed containers and cargoes. Our specialist surveyors from TMC Singapore office attended on board and are currently assisting in the subject matter.