Urgent Update (No.24): Incident Involving the Containership MOL Comfort
July 11, 2013
TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) reports the fore part of the containership MOL COMFORT sank in the high seas near 19'56"N 65'25"E (water depth about 3,000m) at 19:00 UTC on July 10 (04:00 on July 11 JST).
We have reported this fact to the flag state of Bahamas, Indian authorities and parties concerned. We will keep the salvage team at the scene to monitor if there is any oil leakage and floating containers.