ClassNK Investigative Panel Publishes Report on MOL COMFORT Incident

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

Tokyo – In response to the casualty of “MOL COMFORT” which occurred on 17 June 2013, ClassNK established the Investigative Panel on Large Container Ship Safety, comprised of leading experts from shipbuilders, shipowners and academic
institutions, to carry out the following course of action:

(1) Investigate the possibility of casualty occurrence
(2) Consider and examine safety of large container ship structure
The findings and outcomes of the panel have been consolidated into a report, which
is available to download in both English and Japanese via the website below:

For all inquiries regarding the report, please fill out an Enquiry Form via the
website above. Answers to these inquiries will also be regularly updated as Q&As on
the ClassNK website.

ClassNK has scheduled an immediate Explanatory Meeting with IACS members to
explain the report and to share the findings and outcomes among the IACS

ClassNK will continue to work towards the safety of the large container ships
including improvement of the relevant Rules, Guidance and Guidelines.

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