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Another Container Ship Cracking – MSC Monterey Anchored off Newfoundland

MSC Monterey, a 4,892 TEU container ship, was bound from the Belgium port of Antwerp to Newark, NJ, but diverted to Newfoundland after cracks in her hull were discovered. The ship is now at anchor south of Newfoundland, near Trepassey … Continue reading

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Update: Fore Section of MOL Comfort Also Sinks After Fire and Attempted Tow

Following an out of control fire, the forward section of the container ship MOL Comfort  finally sank yesterday. The ship had broken in half twenty four days ago on June 17th in the Arabian Sea, bound from Singapore to Jeddah, loaded with 4,500 … Continue reading

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Update: Mitsui OSK Reports MOL Comfort Stern Sinks

Mitsui OSK Lines has announced: “President: Koichi Muto) reports 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) on June 27. The 8,100-teu … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Update: MOL Comfort – Salvage Tugs Arriving Today & the Crazy Conspiracy Theories

Mitsui O.S.K. Line has announced that “one patrol boat and three tugboats are heading to the site, and all of them are expected to arrive within June 24.”  The fore and aft sections of the ship’s hull are drifting near … Continue reading

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MOL Comfort – Bow & Stern Still Afloat After All

In our post yesterday we described the MOL Comfort as having “sunk.” That was in error. The ship did indeed break in two, but both halves are still afloat, at least according to recent photographs. MRCC MUMBAI: Sections of MOL … Continue reading

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Container ship MOL Comfort Breaks in Two off Yemen, Crew Rescued

UPDATE: Contrary to initial reports that the ship sank, the two halves of the MOL Comfort have remained afloat. Tugs have been dispatched to the site. The container ship MOL Comfort sank today off Yemen after suffering catastrophic hull cracking near amidships. … Continue reading

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