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« on: June 17, 2013, 02:11:36 pm »

Interested if anyone has any more info
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013, 02:42:15 pm »

Odin website:


MOL Comfort broke in two and sank in Arabian sea
Category :- Accidents Author :- Editorial
Posted on June 17, 2013, 9:43 am

Reportedly container ship MOL Comfort broke in two and sank in Arabian sea on June 17 13. 26 crew rescued safe and sound. Vessel was en route from Far East to Northern Europe. Vessel was engaged on North Europe Express 1 Service, Far East Northern Europe. Last known position from vesseltracker.com Satellite AIS see pic. A crack in a hull developed due to presumably, sailing in rough seas, with resulting water ingress in one of the holds in midsection area. Emergency was reported at around 0700 LT. 26 crew was rescued by nearby vessels. News are still confused, some sources say vessel sank, some say it may be still afloat, but most probably, vessel sank.
Container ship MOL Comfort, IMO 9358761, dwt 90613, capacity 8100 TEU, built 2008, flag Bahamas, manager MOL SHIP MANAGEMENT SINGAPORE PTE LTD.

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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2013, 02:56:51 pm »

According to Tradewinds, the ship is still afloat, though damage is 'extensive'

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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2013, 03:07:09 pm »

If anyone has access to the Tradewinds website, there is now a photo there showing the ship afloat, but bent amidships with a huge hull crack.

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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2013, 03:17:02 pm »

more info here...............

http://in.news.yahoo.com/india-helps-save-26-crew-sinking-ship-near-142941824.html?.tsrc=lgwn

photo here.....http://www.tradewindsnews.com/

reports saying that all crew are safe and were rescued by Indian coastguard and nearby vessels.
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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2013, 03:36:24 pm »


https://twitter.com/nalam65/status/346638113227014144/photo/1
She appears to have broken her back, and then "scissored" along the crack

https://twitter.com/nalam65/status/346637651635482624/photo/1
The crack/crease
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2013, 03:56:40 pm »

Is it in English the word BUMP appropriated for this case?  Grin I guess a lot of discussions to came
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2013, 03:58:24 pm »

Captain Ted has been talking about such things very recently
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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2013, 04:06:17 pm »

I'm glad the crew got off safely. I wonder will they have to salvage this ship..Is the wreck in a sea lane..And what of pollution, what nasty stuff is in those containers..I guesss the heavy fuel will solidify when it's not heated. and won't cause too much trouble.
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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2013, 06:10:14 pm »

What will happen to the other ships that are in this class such as MOL Courage .
And I guess APL, must be feeling pretty relieved as these were APL ships up till 2012.

Is this the biggest container ship to be lost Huh  At sea.
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« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2013, 07:08:06 pm »

Well, up to now it isn't lost. But if it will go to the bottom, than i would assume it the largest box ship loss ever.
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« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2013, 11:43:28 pm »

@ ozzy

yes,,I said something in that line,,breaking apart etc,, in conjunction with the bigger and bigger boxers.
Anyone who worked on a container ship knows that "NOBODY" in the port gives anything on bendings and torsions :DURING: loading and discharging. They may be perfect allright during
departure or arrivel, but sure not in ports, also when stability criterias and bending and torsions are in port more relaxed for obvious reasons. But when one sees that on big boxers has six or more gantries working, then it is also clear that nobody is even :ABLE: to pay attention to the bending and torsions anymore. If they would load as per regulations and really adhere to the limitations then the loading and discharging time easily would double. That cost money.......  no need to say more.
As long money ONLY runs the show,,the show must go on

Good that the crew got off !!!
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NOW!!!,,,if we could get rid of the sailors,,how safe shipping would be !!!!!!!!
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« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2013, 08:37:54 am »

To keep a sense of perspective, there are over 1,000 post-panamax containerships in the World fleet, sailing on the high seas every day without incident. Accidents will never be completely eradicated whilst there is scope for human error. However, this is only the second incident of it's kind to happen to a large container ship. The safety record speaks for itself.

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« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2013, 08:40:42 am »

According to MRCC Mumbai the ship is still afloat. Photos showed both halves with smoke emerging from the aft.
https://twitter.com/nalam65/status/346638113227014144/photo/1
http://c.gcaptain.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/BNBQzOpCQAAm2Rq.jpeg
http://cf.gcaptain.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/BNBRF-uCQAAHMQi.jpeg
http://www.blackseanews.net/files/image/%2817-99-99-99%29/APL_RUSSIA%202.jpg
http://media.newindianexpress.com/YEMEN_3.JPG/2013/06/17/article1639543.ece/alternates/w460/YEMEN_3.JPG
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« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2013, 05:10:49 pm »

I remember, that the ships of this class were the first ones to be built with YP47 high tensile steel. I assume that this point might turn out to be of special interest during the coming investigation.
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