PHOTO: Lost containers as MOL Comfort Suffered Damage due to bad weather

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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines announced in a statement that the MOL-operated container vessel MOL Comfort experienced a crack amidships and ingressed water in the hold while sailing from Singapore to Jeddah on the Indian Ocean on 17th of June, 2013 due to inclement weather conditions.

Due to bad weather it was impossible for the container ship to continue on, under its own power.

Some of the onboard containers on the MOL Confort were lost overboard or suffered damage during the accident. Details are being confirmed.

The damage to the MOL-operated container ship, MOL Comfort is extensive, while the twenty-six crew members took to life boats. All people onboard the container ship were safely rescued by other ships in the area.

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines instantly set up the Emergency Control Headquarters for the accident, and is taking company-wide measures necessary to address the matter properly.

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