Breaking News with Updates 19, 20 and 21 on the MOL Comfort

Breaking News, Maritime Accidents — By on July 8, 2013 at 3:34 PM
The fore part of "MOL Comfort" on fire and a fire fighting tug trying to put the fire off - photo crdits The Indian Navy

The fore part of “MOL Comfort” on fire and a fire fighting tug trying to put the fire off – photo crdits The Indian Navy

Further to our last a few minutes ago, herewith pleasse find the latest Updates on the MOL Comfort:

Update (No. 19): Incident Involving the Containership MOL Comfort

July 06, 2013

TOKYO- Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) updates the status of the containership MOL Comfort . 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. The fore part is being towed by a tug boat arranged by the salvage company.

The tug boat reported that a fire broke out from the rear end of the fore part around 0030UTC (0930 JST) on July 6. We immediately requested the salvage company to start fire fighting. The tug boat and other two rescue boats are responding to the fire at the scene

Update (No. 20): Incident Involving the Containership MOL Comfort

July 07, 2013

TOKYO- Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) updates the status of the containership MOL Comfort as of 0400UTC (1300 JST) on July 7. 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. The fore part is being towed by a tug boat arranged by the salvage company.

The tug boat reported that a fire broke out from the rear end of the fore part around 0030UTC (0930 JST) on July 6. Upon our immediate request to the salvage company to start fire fighting, the tug boat and two rescue boats have been responding to the fire. The fire is not under control due to adverse weather yet. The salvage company has requested fire fighting assistance of Indian Coast Guard, and their patrol boat “Samudra Prahari”, which is equipped with powerful external fire fighting system, is now proceeding to the scene.

Update (No. 21): Incident Involving the Containership MOL Comfort

July 08, 2013

TOKYO- Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) updates the status of the fore part of Containership MOL Comfort as of 0030UTC (0930 JST) on July 8, which hull fractured in 2 parts on the Indian Ocean on June 17. The fore part is being towed by a tug boat arranged by the salvage company.

A fire broke out from the rear end on July 6 and, upon our request to the salvage company to start fire fighting, the tug boat and two rescue boats have been responding to the fire. Another patrol boat “SAMUDRA PRAHARI” with external fire fighting system, which was requested by the salvage company, has arrived at the scene around 0030 UTC on July 8. The boat belongs to Indian Coast Guard and will be engaged in the fire fighting with the others.

We will make our best effort to contain the fire though the weather is still not favorable to us.

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