Posts Tagged "naufrage"

The sinking of the aft part of the MOL Comfort

27 Jun 2013

MOL Comfort disaster (follow up)
Information notice N°6

The aft part of the MOL Comfort just sank at 46°26” North and 66°26” East; 750 km from the Indian coast. According to the owner, she still contained 1,700 containers; the others have already fallen into the sea, drifting and presenting a danger to navigation. She also contained 1,500 tonnes of fuel oil that will pollute waters abundant with tuna, sardines, sharks, and crustaceans.

The fore part is currently being towed to the Sultanate of Oman.

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Uncertainty regarding the MOL Competence

27 Jun 2013

MOL Comfort disaster (follow up)
Information notice N°5

The MOL Competence, sister ship of the giant container ship that snapped in two in the Arabian Sea on June 17, is still in the vicinity of the port of Le Havre, France. She is looping around in circles.

At the same time, as a precautionary measure, the ship-owner Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has decided to strengthen the hull structure of the container ships of the same serie as soon as possible. The ships will be temporarily taken out of service and the rotations of the MOL container ships will obviously be rearranged

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A positive decision from Mitsui Osk Lines

25 Jun 2013

MOL Comfort disaster (follow up)

The fore part of MOL Comfort is approaching the Indian coast. If she continues on her trajectory, she could ground south of Mumbai by the end of the week. The fore part of the wreck travels a hundred kilometers a day. The aft part moves more slowly – about 75 km / day – but in the same direction. Towing operations have not begun.

On June 20, Robin des Bois asked all involved parties, Mitsui Osk Line (MOL), the IMO, the European Union, the countries bordering the Arabian Sea and France, to immobilize the sister-ships of the MOL Comfort to identify the causes of the currently unexplained accident.

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The Baguette Effect

24 Jun 2013

The Baguette Effect

MOL Comfort disaster

Subject : MOL Competence, shipwreck in the Bay of the Seine or in the Bay of Biscay?

This container ship is dangerous. Built at Nagasaki in 2008, she is one of the sister ships of the MOL Comfort that was fractured in two parts on June 17 in the Arabian Sea for unknown reasons.

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MOL Comfort disaster. Letter sent to the concerning parties

20 Jun 2013

Subject : MOL Comfort disaster – June 17th 2013

Addresses :
The General Secretary of the International Maritime Organization
Those responsible for the delegations of the International Maritime Organization in Iran, Yémen, the Sultanate of Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, India, Japan, Egypt, and the Bahamas (MOL Comfort flag)
The President of the Mitsui OSK Lines Company
The Commissioner of Transports of the European Union
The Commissioner of the Environment of the European Union
The Prime Minister of Japan
The Minister of Transportation of France

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