Burned-Out MOL Comfort’s Fore Part Sunk
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) reported that the fore part of the containership MOL COMFORT sank in the high seas of the Indian Ocean at 19:00 UTC on July 10 (04:00 on July 11 JST).
The burned-out wreck disappeared in a water depth of about 3,000 meters, according to MOL.
“We have reported this fact to the flag state of the Bahamas, Indian authorities and parties concerned. We will keep the salvage team at the scene to monitor if there is any oil leakage and floating containers,” MOL said in a statement.
World Maritime News Staff, July 11, 2013