Instruct Us
Date 06 September 2023
Year of Build 2007
Casualty type Collision
Vessel Type Container Carrier - VT UCC

* We have received reports that container ship, LIBERTAS-H was in collision with general cargo ship SEA LEADER off Kefalonia island, Greece on 6 September 2023.

* SEA LEADER is a 2007 built general cargo ship with a gross tonnage of 5,197 tonnes. At the time of the incident the vessel was proceeding from Corigliano Calabro (Italy) to Aliaga (Turkey) and may have been loaded with up to 9,980 cubic metres of general cargo and 331 TEUs of containerised and temperature sensitive cargo.

* It is reported that both vessels sustained damage as a consequence of the collision. A fire is reported to have been ignited on board LIBERTAS-H which has since been extinguished.

* Both vessels have moved to Kefalinia Bay for inspection.

* It is possible that General Average and Recovery issues may arise as a result of this incident.

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