MOL COMFORT Accident UPDATE on June 24

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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, the company owner of the container ship MOL COMFORT that broke into parts updates the status of  the damaged MOL Comfort as of 23:00 JST (18:00 Dubai time) on 23rd of June, 2013. The container ship couldn't continue sailing under its own power from 17th of June, 2013 because the hull fractured in two parts while under way on the Indian Ocean.

1. MOL COMFORT container ship - the aft and fore parts are drifting near 13’38”N 64’10”E and 15”12N 66’53”E respectively in an east-northeast direction. The weather condition at the site is still adverse.

2. Containers onboard the MOL COMFORT - some of the containers may be lost or damaged during the accident when the container ship fractured in two parts, but majority of the cargo are confirmed to be aboard the fore and aft part.

3. Rescue of the cargo and hulls on MOL Comfort - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines have contracted with a salvage company and are proceeding in order to rescue the cargo and hulls. A patrol vessel and 3 other tug vessels are heading to the site, and all of them are expected to arrive within 24th of June.

4. Oil leakage of MOL Comfort - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines confirmed no large volume of oil leakage.

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