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Latest updates on the accident of the Mitsui O.S.K. Linescontainer ship MOL Comfort as of 23:00 JST (18:00 Dubai time) on 19th of June, 2013. The damaged container ship MOL Comfort is still afloat but couldn't continue floating under its own power from 17th of June, 2013 because the hull broke in two parts while sailing on the Indian Ocean.

MOL Comfort container ship - the aft part is drifting near 13'00" N 61'29" E in an east-northeast direction. The status of the fore part is to be confirmed while the visibility is limited due to adverse weather. According to the previous report the fore part was said to be sunken, but it had been concluded due to the limited visibility. The patrol vessel that has departed Port of Jebel Ali, on 19th of June, is expected to arrive at the ocean site on 24th of June.

Containers on MOL Comfort
- several containers might be lost or damaged during the accident, but majority of the cargo are confirmed to be onboard the aft part. The status of the fore part is to be confirmed.

Rescue of the cargo and hulls on MOL Comfort
- Mitsui O.S.K. Lines have contracted with a salvage company and are proceeding to rescue operation of the cargo and hulls.

Oil leakage of MOL Comfort
- the information for no large volume of oil leakage of MOL Comfort is being confirmed.

Related: MOL COMFORT UPDATE on June 25: Current position & Inspection of its 6 sister ships
Related: June 26: MOL COMFORT UPDATE: Initial Inspections show the fore part leans forward; drifting to India