Errors & Omissions – In Operations

Background:
A fire/smoke damaged cargo, including textile blankets/leather harnesses from Nhava Sheva, India, to Rotterdam
Over 50% of cargo was burnt and/or had smoke, and was damaged

Cause of damage:
Aluminium phosphide tablets for fumigation. These tablets were placed close to each other, or came in contact with jute materials or cartons, causing a fire and smoke

Liability:
Appx. EURO 40,000

Conclusion:
Underwriter supported in clean-up cost and recovery of cost from the Shipper