MOL Comfort: Towing Operation Resumed
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced this morning that the condition of the MOL Comfort’s fore part is stable. The tow line was reconnected and the towing operation has been resumed.
Yesterday MOL reported that the vessel’s fore part broke free from tow amid adverse weather conditions and that the salvage team was working on the recovery with 3 tugboats.
The vessel had been unable to continue sailing under its own power since June 17 because the hull fractured into 2 parts while under way on the Indian Ocean.
After the aft part sank on June 27th several tugs were sent by the company to tow the vessel’s remaining part to safety.
World Maritime News Staff, July 3, 2013