nyk delphinus fire

The Delphinus contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at 4:54 a.m., May 14, 2021, reporting an engine fire aboard the ship with 24 people on board approximately 50 miles west off the coast of Monterey, California. U.S. Coast Guard Photo

General Average Declared for NYK Delphinus After Engine Fire Off California

Mike Schuler
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May 28, 2021

The owners of the NYK Delphinus have declared General Average after an engine room fire off the coast of California earlier this month.

Ocean Network Express, the ship’s operator, confirmed the declaration in a Customer Advisory. The ship is operated on its AL5 service string.

The NYK Delphinus contacted U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders on the morning of May 14, reporting an engine fire with 24 people on board approximately 50 miles west off the coast of Monterey.

The ship was eventually towed to the Port of Oakland, where it remains as of today.

There were no injuries and all crew were deemed safe. There were also no reported signs of pollution.

“In conjunction with the declaration of General Average, the Owners have appointed OCEANA Marine Claims & Adjusting and Marine Adjusting Solutions Inc as the Average Adjusters,” ONE said in its advisory. “As a new update, Blue Seas Adjusters Ltd will be assisting to arrange for the collection of the necessary General Average security from Cargo interests.”

NYK Delphinus was traveling from Fraser River, Canada at the Port of Vancouver to Oakland, California at the time of the fire. The Liberia-flagged ship is about 295 meters in length by 32 meters wide and was built in 2007.

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