The first damage claims which have been filed for the clean-up of the contents from the containers that fell overboard from the MSC Zoe in January have been denied by the Swiss shipping company’s insurance.
Translation by Traci White
The Leeuwarder Courant reports that the first claims have been filed from the island municipalities of Ameland and Schiermonnikoog. Ameland is asking for 36,000 euros in compensation for the costs of cleaning up the debris from the overboard containers which washed ashore.
Ameland’s claim was denied by BMT Global, the insurance company that works with the Swiss shipping company MSC, to whom the MSC Zoe belongs.. A claim filed by the municipality of Schiermonnikoog was also declined, and mayor of the island Ineke van Gent says that the claim has been refiled in conjunction with the Dutch Water Management authorities and the state advocate.
Other municipalities and water boards are preparing to file their own claims and are still taking inventory of the exact costs involved.