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July 03, 2013

Update (No.18): Incident Involving the Containership MOL Comfort

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) updates the status of the containership MOL Comfort as of 23:00 JST (18:00 Dubai time) on July 02, 2013. The vessel could not continue sailing under its own power from June 17 because the hull fractured in 2 parts while under way on the Indian Ocean.

  • Vessel
    The fore part is located near 17'14"N 68'48"E. The weather in the area is still adverse.
  • Containers (No change from the Update (No.17))
    The condition of the fore part is stable with majority of cargo aboard.
  • Rescue of the cargo and hulls
    The tow wire was disconnected from the fore part on July 01, but the recovery work was completed and we have resumed towing operation.
  • Oil leakage (No change from the Update (No.17))
    We confirmed through the monitoring that no oil film around the fore part is present.

We have been updating the status of the incident on a daily basis since the incident on June 17. We will provide updates through Press Release in case there are any significant changes in the situation. Our sales offices will continue to contact customers with updates on the movement of the fore part and cargo status. Updates are also available at the following Website,

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