Update (No. 14, 15 and 16): Incident Involving the Containership MOL Comfort

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The aft part of the broken vessel which sunk

The aft part of the broken vessel which sunk

Update (No. 16): Incident Involving the Containership MOL Comfort

TOKYO- Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) updates the status of the containership MOL Comfort as of 23:00 JST (18:00 Dubai time) on June 30, 2013. The vessel could not continue sailing under its own power from June 17 because the hull fractured in 2 parts while under way on the Indian Ocean.

1. Vessel

The fore part is located near 16’46”N 67’55”E. The weather in the area is still adverse.                                                           

2. Containers (No change from the Update (No.15))

The fore part is being towed stably with majority of cargo aboard.

3. Rescue of the cargo and hulls

We have contracted with a salvage company to rescue the cargo and hulls. We are towing the fore part in a west-northwest direction. As already reported, the aft part sank on June 27. We are keeping the patrol boats in the area to monitor where the aft part sank, while neither oil leakage nor floating containers are visible.

4. Oil leakage (No change from the Update (No.15))

We confirmed through the monitoring no oil film around the fore part and in the area where the aft part sank.

June 30, 2013

  Update (No. 15): Incident Involving the Containership MOL Comfort

TOKYO- Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) updates the status of the containership MOL Comfort as of 23:00 JST (18:00 Dubaitime) on June 29, 2013. The vessel could not continue sailing under its own power from June 17 because the hull fractured in 2 parts while under way on the Indian Ocean.

1. Vessel

The fore part is located near 16’36”N 68’08”E. The weather in the area is still adverse                                                     

2. Containers (No change from the Update (No.14))

The fore part is being towed stably with majority of cargo aboard

3. Rescue of the cargo and hulls (No change from the Update (No.14))

We have contracted with a salvage company to rescue the cargo and hulls. We are towing the fore part in a west-northwest direction. As already reported, the aft part sank on June 27. We are keeping patrol boats to monitor the situation of oil leakage and floating containers in the area where the aft part sank.

4. Oil leakage

We confirmed through the monitoring no oil film around the fore part and in the area where the aft part sank.

June 29, 2013  

Update (No. 14): Incident Involving the Containership MOL Comfor

TOKYO- Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) updates the status of the containership MOL Comfort as of 23:00 JST (18:00 Dubaitime) on June 28, 2013. The vessel could not continue sailing under its own power from June 17 because the hull fractured in 2 parts while under way on the Indian Ocean.

1. Vessel

The fore part is located near 16’22”N 68’15”E. The weather in the area is still adverse.

2. Containers (No change from the Update (No.13))

The fore part is being towed stably with majority of cargo aboard.

3. Rescue of the cargo and hulls (No change from the Update (No.13))

We have contracted with a salvage company to rescue the cargo and hulls. We are towing the fore part in a west-northwest direction. As already reported, the aft part sank on June 27. We are keeping patrol boats to monitor the situation of oil leakage and floating containers in the area where the aft part sank.

4. Oil leakage (No change from the Update (No.13))

We confirmed no oil film around the fore part, while no large volume of oil leakage confirmed through the monitoring in the area where the aft part sank.

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