UPDATE on MOL COMFORT ACCIDENT: PHOTO: Aft part SANK, Fore part under FIRE

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The company owner of one of the most popular cargo vessels, which broke in 2 parts in the last days - MOL Comfort, TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines updates the status of the fore part of the damaged container ship as of 00:30 UTC on 8th of July, which hull fractured in 2 parts on the Indian Ocean on 17th of June. The fore part of MOL Comfort is being towed by a tug vessel arranged by the salvage company, after the aft part of MOL Comfort sank.

A fire broke out from the rear end of MOL Comfort on 6th of July, and, upon the request of the ship owner to the salvage company to start fire fighting, 1 tug vessel and 2 rescue boats have been responding to the fire aboard the fore part of MOL Comfort. Another patrol vessel SAMUDRA PRAHARI with external fire fighting system that was requested by the salvage company, has arrived at the scene around 00:30 UTC on 8th of July. The vessel belongs to Indian Coast Guard and is going to be engaged in the fire fighting with the others.

"We are going to make our best effort to contain the fire though the weather is still not favorable to us," according to the report of of the company owner of the broken in 2 parts cargo ship MOL Comfort - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines.

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