Update: MOL Comfort – Towing Begins of Bow, Six Sister Ships Inspected

MV Capricorn is towing the forward section of MOL Comfort

MV Capricorn is towing the forward section of MOL Comfort

M/V Capricorn, a tug owned by Sri Lanka Shipping, is reported to have the forward section of the MOL Comfort under tow. The 8,100-teu container ship broke in two last week while under way from Singapore to Jeddah. The forward section of the ship is reported to be trimmed 3 meters by the head, but the water tight bulkheads appear to be intact. The tug Pacific Terrier is reported to be preparing to tow the after section of the ship. The after section is also said to be in relatively good condition with the engine rooms bullheads intact. An oil sheen is visible around the after section of the ship but MOL is reporting “there is no large volume of oil leakage confirmed.”

The MOL Comfort‘s six sister ships, the MOL Creation, MOL Charisma, MOL Celebration, MOL Courage, MOL Competence, and MOL Commitment, are all being inspected “as quickly as possible” by engineers from the shipbuilder, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and the classification society, Nippon Kaiji Kyokai.

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3 Responses to Update: MOL Comfort – Towing Begins of Bow, Six Sister Ships Inspected

  1. Phil says:

    Thousands of cases of Saint Clair lost at sea
    The Drinks Business-2 hours ago
    Thousands of cases of Saint Clair Family Estate wine having been lost off the coast of Mumbai after the ship they were on foundered and broke … The MOL Comfort was carrying two containers of the New Zealand estate’s wine, made up mostly of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir destined for Sweden. http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2013/06/thousands-of-cases-of-saint-clair-wine-lost-at-sea/

  2. Anton says:

    Here is the photo of the fire onboard the fore part of MOL Comfort and the report on July 8th http://www.vesselfinder.com/news/1266-UPDATE-on-MOL-COMFORT-ACCIDENT-PHOTO-Aft-part-SANK-Fore-part-under-FIRE

  3. Anton says:

    Happened and the expected: the fore part of the ship sank, too: http://www.vesselfinder.com/news/1277-MOL-COMFORT-UPDATE-Fore-part-Sank-after-Fire-onboard