June 27 [Update] EXCLUSIVE: AFT PART OF MOL COMFORT SANK

By Accidents

There are some important updates about MOL COMFORT.

President of MOL: Koichi Muto announced that the aft part of the containership MOL Comfort sank in the open sea near 14’26”N 66’26”E (water depth about 4,000m) at 16:48 JST (11:48 Dubai time) Today.  

1) The aft part of the container ship sank. About 1,700 containers are under water and floating near the site.
  - 1,500 metric tons of fuel is calculated to be aboard. Fortunately there is not large volume leakage.
   
2) The fore part is towed.

3) Indian Coast Guard is monitoring the 2 parts of the ex- MOL COMFORT.

4) Sister Vessels of the Containership MOL Comfort

  - Extra safety measure will be taken for strengthening the MOL Creation, MOL Charisma, MOL Celebration, MOL Courage, MOL Competence, and MOL Commitment. The vessels will be inspected as soon as possible by engineers.
  - The ships are built according to safety standards but will be upgraded.
  - The stress on the hull will be reduced.
   
President of MOL: Koichi Muto announced that the aft part of the container ship MOL Comfort sank in the open sea near 14’26”N 66’26”E (water depth about 4,000m) at 16:48 JST (11:48 Dubai time) Today.