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Monday, 17 June 2013

Container vessel Mol Comfort splits in two near Mumbai

Container vessel MOL Comfort split in two at midships around 840 nautical miles off the coast of Mumbai on the 17/6/2013 The vessel was headding to Jeddah from Singapore.

Report show that the sections are still afloat in gale force winds, front section drifting around 20 nautical miles from the stern section, according to MOL, tugs have been sent out to tow the two section to port.

The crew of 26 abandoned the vessel in a life raft and life boat, and are being taken to Colombo and Sri-Lanka.

Built in 2008 was on the far east to Europe loop, the vessel capable of carrying over 8,000 TEU's

IMO 9358761
Flag Bahamas
Built 2008
Tonnage 90,613 dwt

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