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« Reply #75 on: June 28, 2013, 01:34:22 pm »

with all those 1700 boxes, some floating above, some under - this is disastrous.
Not mentioning large amount of FO, LO gone down, which will eventually start to leak out...

Initially both sections seemed stable, what could have caused the ingress of water - thru pipes?
Why do they tow bow section "aft ahead"?


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« Reply #76 on: June 29, 2013, 05:47:02 pm »

Mhh, just wondering why the aft section was afloat for about 7 days on open sea and sunk after ~ 3 days in tow...any ideas?
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« Reply #77 on: June 29, 2013, 07:25:27 pm »

Surely they never got a tow on the aft section. It is the fore section that is being towed, broken end first, that is causing the discussion.
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« Reply #78 on: June 30, 2013, 08:11:03 pm »


 Holedriller, You are correct, there are no reports they ever attached a tow line to the Aft section
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« Reply #79 on: July 01, 2013, 12:19:35 am »

It was reported that the fore end was down by the head about 3 meters. Maybe this is enough to prevent further water entering from the broken end?Huh Smiley
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« Reply #80 on: July 02, 2013, 10:54:03 am »

Lloyds Loading List lunchtime bulletin reports:-

IN ITS 16th update since the casualty, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) said yesterday that the forward section of the ill-fated 8,100 teu boxship MOL Comfort was “stable under tow”, heading in a west-northwest direction and with most of its containers still on board.

However, the extremely difficult salvage operation is being hampered by continued adverse weather in the area and the latitude and longitude location updates confirm that the forward section of the boxship is making slow progress as it heads to a port of refuge said to be in Oman.

MOL Comfort inexplicably split in two on June 17 off the coast of Yemen as it sailed to Europe from Asia. The ship’s stern section eventually sank at 1148 hrs local time on June 27 when hatch seven was breached.

Many of the 1,700 boxes stowed on deck were spewed into the sea, the remainder sinking along with the ship.

As the investigation into the cause of the catastrophic structural failure continues, MOL is phasing out of service six sister ships for dry-docking to carry out precautionary strengthening of their hull sections.

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« Reply #81 on: July 02, 2013, 02:48:12 pm »

Hi,

it seems that fore part of vessel has broken loose.

I can´t understand the point of towing fore section with aft end ahead...


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« Reply #82 on: July 02, 2013, 03:19:28 pm »

MOL Comfort Fore Section Breaks Free from Tow


The fore section of the vessel could sink too because of the adverse weather.  Huh
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« Reply #83 on: July 03, 2013, 12:13:00 pm »

LLoyds Loading List confirm following today:-


The saga of the containership MOL Comfort’s recovery continued today, as Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) reported that salvors had succeeded in reattaching a tow wire to the fore portion of the split vessel.

They have continued on their way to deliver it to a safe harbour, proceeding in a north-northwest direction in the Indian Ocean. The tow wire separated from the vessel two days ago, leaving it to drift.


“The tow wire was disconnected from the fore part on 1 July, but the recovery work was completed and we have resumed towing operation,” MOL said in a statement.

It also said that cargo on the fore section remains mostly intact and stable and that it continues to see no oil film around the damaged vessel.

Smit Salvage Singapore is overseeing the recovery. Its salvage tugs reached the separated fore and aft sections on June 24 and were trying to recover them when the aft section sank last week.

Poor weather has persisted since the 8,100 teu vessel split during a storm 200 miles off the coast of Yemen on 17 June and heavy seas are hampering the recovery.

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« Reply #84 on: July 03, 2013, 01:16:39 pm »

why don´t they take the short way to Mumbai instead of trying to reach the Gulf? Wouldn´t it be smart to save tbe precious cargo and go to the nearest possible destination?
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« Reply #85 on: July 03, 2013, 04:21:53 pm »

I can´t understand the point of towing fore section with aft end ahead...

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It seems strange but it’s likely that the bow, in its present downward trim, is likely acting more like a rudder. Towing the ship from the bow, with the stern out of the water, would probably make the vessel extremely tricky to maneuver in a straight line.

Read more at: http://www.vesselfinder.com/news/1254-MOL-Comfort-Section-Breaks-Free-from-Tow
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« Reply #86 on: July 03, 2013, 04:57:35 pm »

http://gcaptain.com/comfort-towed-stern-images/
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« Reply #87 on: July 07, 2013, 06:32:29 am »

The problems for Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL)continue...
Fire breaks out on MOL COMFORT fore section. The tugs are trying to extinguish the fire.


http://www.vesselfinder.com/news/1265-Fire-breaks-out-on-MOL-Comfort-fore-section


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« Reply #88 on: July 07, 2013, 12:17:25 pm »

This will be a nightmare, all what they can do,, spray water on it from a distance. When the fire/heat breaks /distorts the now seemingly still water tight forepart and a crack/hole developes that part runs full water too,,and that may sink the front part too.
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NOW!!!,,,if we could get rid of the sailors,,how safe shipping would be !!!!!!!!
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« Reply #89 on: July 07, 2013, 06:12:19 pm »

The aft part of the ship sank with 1,7000 containers onboard.

What a loss!  Shocked
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