Urgent Update (No. 24): Incident Involving the Containership MOL Comfort

Breaking News, Maritime Accidents, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals — By on July 11, 2013 at 10:46 AM
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

July 11, 2013 – TOKYO- Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) reports the fore part of the containership MOL COMFORT sank in the high seas near 19’56”N 65’25”E (water depth about 3, 000m) at 19:00 UTC on July 10 (04:00 on July 11 JST).

We have reported this fact to the flag state of Bahamas, Indian authorities and parties concerned. We will keep the salvage team at the scene to monitor if there is any oil leakage and floating containers.

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