Top News of the Week June 17 – 22, 2013
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. informed that the MOL-operated containership MOL Comfort suffered a crack amidships and ingressed water in the hold while under way from Singapore to Jeddah on the Indian Ocean on June 17, 2013 due to inclement weather.
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.
The first vessel of the Triple-E series, owned by Maersk Line, was named on Friday, June 14, in a ceremony at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in Okpo, South Korea.
CMA CGM, Maersk Line and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA have agreed to establish a long-term operational alliance on East – West trades, called the P3 Network. The aim is to improve and optimize operations and service offerings.
The final section of HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of two new aircraft carriers being built for the UK Royal Navy, has left BAE Systems’ shipyard at Scotstoun today to embark on a 600 mile journey to Rosyth.