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  • 10 July 2013

    The fire on MOL Comfort’s fore part that broke out on July 6th continues to rage. The Indian Coast Guard vessel ‘Samudra Prahari’ joined the other two rescue boats in the firefighting operation on July 8th. Due to adverse weather affecting the firefighting effort, the fire is not yet under control. Observations show that most […]

  • 24 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    Comfort at Sea that offers hotel accommodation vessels to the offshore wind industry has aquired another vessel. It is the ropax Ocean Atlantic with a passanger capacity of 235 in 147 cabins. “This is a vessel that will meet the requirements for more space for tool containers and workshops for the comming projects and we […]

  • 25 June 2013

    One patrol boat and three tugboats arrived yesterday at the site where the containership MOL Comfort broke apart on June 17 during heavy weather while sailing to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. A total of five boats, including one more boat which is expected to arrive tomorrow, will prepare for the rescue. According to MOL’s update on […]

  • 27 June 2013

    MOL released an urgent update reporting that 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 vessel had been unable to continue sailing under its own power since June 17 because the hull fractured […]

  • 25 February 2011

    International Shipping Partners Inc./ISP and Blue Water Shipping A/S have signed an agreement to market the ISP fleet of vessels to the offshore industry as floating hotel accommodation under the brand name “Comfort at Sea”. The agreement covers the extensive fleet of 23 ferry, cruise and hotel vessels managed by ISP, but initially Blue Water […]

  • 11 July 2013

    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 […]

  • 8 July 2013

    The salvors of MOL Comfort have encountered another obstacle in their effort to recover the remaining fore part of the vessel, after its stern part sank in heavy seas on June 27. Namely, as MOL reported on Saturday, July 6, a fire had broken out on the towed fore part of the vessel at around […]

  • 19 June 2013

    The two parts of MOL Comfort, the forward and aft portions, are drifting in the Arabian Sea after the containership broke apart two days ago during heavy weather en route to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the Indian Coast Guard reports. Another MOL operated vessel is at the site monitoring the situation of MOL Comfort’s parts. Both […]

  • 27 June 2013
    Business & Finance

      Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) together with shipbuilder Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and the classification society ClassNK, will continue the thorough investigation to find the cause of the MOL Comfort incident, which occurred on June 17 on the Indian Ocean. ”We have decided to take extra preventive measures as it may take some time to […]

  • 2 July 2013

    The dramatic rescue operation of MOL Comfort has faced another turn when the vessel’s fore part broke free from tow amid adverse weather conditions, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines announced. “We are working on the recovery with 3 tugboats and will resume the towing in a west-northwest direction once the work is completed,“ MOL said in a […]

  • 7 July 2014

    On 23 April 2014 multipurpose offshore vessel Deep Helder was launched at Shipyard De Hoop in Foxhol, the Netherlands. Accompanied by a Shanty choir singing sailor songs, the 64.8 metre long vessel slid down the cross slope. Deep Helder was designed to be cost-effective, meet environmental requirements and have a high-comfort class notation. The construction […]

  • 26 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The four tug boats that arrived yesterday at the site of the fractured MOL Comfort have started to tow the fore part toward the Arabian Gulf. Towing of the aft part is under preparation. The MOL Comfort, a MOL operated 7,041 TEU container ship sailing under the Bahamian-flag, broke apart on June 17 during heavy […]

  • 11 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Classifications Societies (IACS) has adopted new Unified Requirements that are aimed at further improving the safety of large container ships by enhancing consistency between pre-existing Class Society provisions in this area.  IACS established at the beginning of 2014 an expert group on structural safety of container ships which carried out a post “MOL […]

  • 2 October 2017

    Europe is the leader of the growing market for the offshore wind energy. Most of the activities take place in the wet conditions of the North Sea. As the people work in varying temperatures and under dire weather conditions, it is most important that their personal protective equipment (PPE) is not only up-for-the-job and in accordance with all regulations, it should also raise the feeling of comfort for the user. While it is true that wet or sweat drenched PPE is not one of the main problems for offshore operators, many small issues can lead to bigger ones.

  • 14 July 2011

      Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) and Continuing Promise 2011 (CP11) departed Guatemala, July 11, after 10 days of medical, dental and veterinary care, engineering support and subject matter expert exchanges. Comfort’s crew manned three medical and two engineering sites spread around the Puerto San Jose area, with biomedical engineers and […]

  • 3 July 2013

    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 […]

  • 15 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Under the leadership of ClassNK Executive Vice President Toshitomo Matsui, the ClassNK Casualty Investigation Team established in response to the 17 June 2013 casualty involving “MOL Comfort” in the Indian Ocean continues to work in close contact with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), and government authorities to determine the cause of casualty. […]

  • 18 March 2019

      By Jiska Bazuin, Business Development Manager at Pronomar Going on a cruise to unique destinations such as Antarctica, the Galapagos Islands or Iceland to admire the wonders of nature is an emerging trend amongst adventurous people. The expedition market is growing fast and therefore an intriguing market to explore. In May 2018 Cruise Industry […]

  • 2 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Comfort Lake – Forest Lake Watershed District broke ground last week on a $536,605 wetland restoration project in southern Chisago County, MN, that will ultimately improve water quality in Moody and Bone lakes. The district began a five-year project to improve the lakes in late 2010, when they installed low-velocity fish barriers to prevent rough […]

  • 20 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Following the loss of the container vessel MOL COMFORT on 17 June 2013, ClassNK established a special Casualty Investigation Team in order to investigate and determine the cause of the casualty. Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) further established a Committee on Large Container Ship Safety to develop measures to ensure the […]

  • 16 January 2017

    Bermuda-based Lloyds Energy Group submitted a formal application with the Department of Energy to export LNG from its proposed facility to countries which have a free trade agreement with the United States.

  • 1 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    ClassNK has revealed report on the investigation of the cause of MOL Comfort’s fire and subsequent sinking from summer 2013. ClassNK established the Investigative Panel on Large Container Ship Safety, comprised of experts from shipbuilders, shipowners and academic institutions, to investigate the possibility of casualty occurrence and consider and examine safety of the large containership’s […]