01 Jul 2011
We write to further update you on the status of the APL Chiwan.
- The APL Chiwan, assisted by tugs, arrived in Hong Kong on 23 June 2011but required inspection by PRC MSA (China’s Maritime Safety Administration) because the incident occurred in PRC waters near Shantou. PRC MSA inspection was completed on 25 June 2011 and owners’ class surveyor conducted their inspection on 26 June 2011. Vessel berthed Hong Kong at 1435 hours on 30 June 2011 to commence her discharge.
- Under the conditions of General Average, APL is required to hold containers at destination and to release containers only upon confirmation from GA Adjusters after they have received GA Bond/GA Guarantee or Cash Deposit from cargo interests.
- We have also clarified with GA adjusters that for un-insured cargo, the owners would required a cash deposit of 20% of C&F value of cargo. Instructions from the General Average adjuster and owners’ declaration of General Average are attached.
- We encourage you to provide the necessary GA Bond/GA Guarantee or Cash Deposit as soon as possible to the GA adjusters so that we can expedite the delivery of your containers.
On behalf of APL, we sincerely regret any inconvenience this incident has caused.