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Remainder of ‘MOL Comfort’ sinks

Remainder of ‘MOL Comfort’ sinks

The vessel was fractured in two parts after cracks appeared amidships on 17 June.  At the time and for some days after, the two hull sections, both laden with containers, drifted apart.  The aft section, with about 1,700 containers on board subsequently sank, while salvage teams successfully secured a tow on the fore part with its load of 3,100 containers.

Earlier this week a fire broke out at the rear end of the fore part while under tow, resulting in most of the containers on deck being burnt out.

The salvage team is remaining in the area (near 19’56”N 65’25”E) where the vessel sank in 3,000 m of water to monitor any oil leakage and floating containers, some of which have been confirmed as seen near the site.