MOL COMFORT Casualty Investigation Update (No. 5)

Maritime Accidents — By on August 30, 2013 at 5:29 PM

– 30 August 2013 – Tokyo – ClassNK Executive Vice President Toshitomo Matsui announced today that the ClassNK Casualty Investigation Team’s analysis and investigation will take longer than initially expected, and will delay the release of its findings.

The fore part of the former "MOL Comfort" on fire and a fire fighting tug trying to put the fire off - photo crdits The Indian Navy

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

The team, which began investigating the MOL Comfort casualty in Mid-June, had
expected to complete its analysis and investigation of the casualty in early
September. However, the time consuming nature of some of the analysis work has
forced the team to revise its forecast for completion. The team continues to carry out
its exhaustive investigation into the cause of the casualty, and now expects to
release its findings to the public by the end of October 2013.
Further updates will be provided as necessary via the ClassNK website
(www.classnk.or.jp).

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