Car Carrier Cougar Ace Situation Update
September 04, 2006
TOKYO - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL, President: Akimitsu Ashida) reported that the MOL-operated car carrier Cougar Ace, which had been moored at Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands, left the harbor under tow at 07:00 on September,Q(JST). The vessel is being towed to the port of Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. and is slated to arrive in the second week* of September.
* The week starting from 10th September
The Cougar Ace was disabled at sea south of the Aleutian Islands on July 24. It was then towed to Dutch Harbor to implement safety measures and conduct inspection of its cargo, hull, and engine. The company decided not to have the vessel sail under its own power because of potential problems with generators in engine room.
The Cougar Ace gets under way toward Portland