MOL Comfort’s Stern Sinks

June 27, 2013 — 1 Comment

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has just reported that the aft section of the MOL Comfort has sunk near 14’26”N 66’26”E at 16:48 JST (11:48 Dubai time) on June 27. With a water depth of 4,000 meters, no further salvage of the ship will be possible due to the extreme ocean depth. About 1,700 containers and 1,500 metric tons of fuel oil sank with this section of the vessel. Some containers are confirmed floating near the site. gCaptain has been told that the stern began sinking at 1000 hrs (local time) when hatch 7 was breached. The vessel made a quick list and trim forward and to her starboard. Bright pink/ yellow and black clouds were observed coming from hold number 7 and, as a precaution, both vessels – including MV Karar- moved upwind away from the vessel. For more striking photos visit http://gcaptain.com/comfort-images/. Source and Photo Credits: gCaptain.com

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One response to MOL Comfort’s Stern Sinks

  1. 

    The worst scenario for the company owner of MOL Comfort happened – sank and the fore part of the ship after its fire aboard: http://www.vesselfinder.com/news/1277-MOL-COMFORT-UPDATE-Fore-part-Sank-after-Fire-onboard

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