Cape Kortia

Instruct Us
Name Cape Kortia
Date 30 January 2023
Year of Build 2017
Casualty type Fire
Vessel Type Container Carrier - VT UCC

* We have received reports that container ship, CAPE KORTIA, experienced a fire in the engine room, whilst approaching its berth at Balboa Panama, on 30 January 2023.

* The vessel is reported to have lost control as a consequence of the fire and the vessel may have come into contact with bulk carrier ERNST OLDENDORFF which was berthed at the port.

* CAPE KORTIA remained under control of port tugs, which succeeded in avoiding a more serious incident and later assisted the vessel to berth at Balboa.

* The fire on board the vessel is reported to have been bought under control with assistance from the local Port Authorities.

* It is possible that General Average / Salvage and associated recovery issues may arise as a result of this casualty.

* We therefore recommend that you contact us if you are concerned with any cargo on board this vessel so that we can immediately start taking steps to protect your interests.

Cape Kortia