Acknowledged by PRC Supreme Court as One of Top-10 typical maritime cases of Year 2016 —— Sinking of the post-Panamax container vessel “MOL Comfort” in Indian Ocean
M/V “MOL Comfort”, a post-Panamax container vessel, split into halves during her transit in Indian Ocean in 2013 and sank into sea together with over 4,000 containers laden on board. The exceptional tragedy drew great attention from the entire maritime shipping industry and triggered a series of lawsuits in China, Japan, UK and many other jurisdictions. WJNCO appointed by the carrier and their insurers to handle a large volume of cargo claims in China. By working closely with our counterparts and experts from Japan and the UK, WJNCO first succeeded in establishing before Chinese courts that the ship sinking was ascribed to the ship’s latent defect in structural design, following which, the carrier was entitled to exoneration of liability for cargo damage/loss. Successful defence against the significant claims manifested WJNCO’s remarkable ability of providing excellent legal services and consummate skills in dealing with wet cases. This case has been elected as one of Top-10 typical maritime cases of Year 2016 by The PRC Supreme Court.