Update (No. 26): Incident Involving the Containership MOL Comfort

Breaking News, Maritime Accidents, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals — By on July 12, 2013 at 2:51 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 credits The Indian Navy

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) as already reported in our updates no. 24 and no. 25.

While we had kept the salvage team in the area to monitor the situation of oil leakage and floating containers, no more oil film was observed. Most of the floating containers sank and could no longer be spotted. We reported the fact to Indian authorities, completed the monitoring, and the salvage team left the scene.

We have been proceeding with the thorough investigation to determine the cause of the incident.

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