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Section E: The Forwarder/Broker World


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FF World Ocean Briefs
The Cargo Letter Cargo Damage Dispatches

FF World Ocean Briefs

The Cargo Letter Cargo Damage Dispatches

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We're sorry, but there were so many sinkings, explosions, pirate attacks, fires, cargo mishaps, & other disasters at sea that we do not have room to print even the highlights this month. Many lost their lives at sea this month!!

Wilhelmsen Lines, the Norwegian shipowner that owns the car carrier M/V Tricolor that capsized with US$50M in high end automobiles aboard in Dec. in the English Channel, has requested bids from 12 salvage firms to remove the sunken vessel. The Tricolor, which lies on its side with waves breaking over the 'Wilhelmsen' name on its hull, has now been rammed 3 times by passing vessels in a heavy-trafficked shipping channel. Owner's options include refloating the vessel intact before towing it away, or sectioning & removing it piecemeal. Meanwhile, heavy gales have delayed pumping bunker oil from Tricolor. About half of the oil has been removed, leaving 1,000 metric tons in tanks within the hull. A new pumper-and-tank barge, the Romez, was on station last week. Follow the story from our Vessel Casualties page.
http://www.cargolaw.com/presentations_casualties.html

U.S. flagged 4,300 TEU Panamax G-class M/V Maersk Carolina, with 19 crew, for Halifax, suffered gale-force winds, 90km per hour, 6 meter seas in North Atlantic crossing -- made Halifax Jan. 26 -- 100 containers lost or damaged, some hanging off the side of ship, ripped open like cardboard boxes. Follow the story from our Vessel Casualties page.
http://www.cargolaw.com/presentations_casualties.html

You can read all this month's disaster news at our special Internet web feature which provides full details of each event -- our Vessel Casualties & Pirate Activity Database. Bookmark the site and visit every day! Updated twice daily.
http://www.cargolaw.com/presentations_casualties.html

SPECIAL NOTE: Please view the dramatic new pictures at our special "Gallery of Cargo Loss" website feature.
http://www.cargolaw.com/gallery.html

NOTE: The historic dangers of carriage by sea continue to be quite real. Shippers must be encouraged to purchase high quality marine cargo insurance from their freight forwarder or customs broker. It's dangerous out there.

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Section A: Section: Trade, Financial & Inland News|
Section B: FF World Air News |
Section C: FF World Ocean News | Section D: FF in Cyberspace |
Section E: The Forwarder/Broker World

Written from wire stories, the Associated Press, Reuters, Hong Kong Shipping News Lloyds & other world sources.

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