Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) today provided a new update on the MOL COMFORT accident. The shipping line said that it had contracted a salvage company to rescue the cargo and the floating halfs of the vessel which has broken in two on Monday.
MOL confirmed that some of the containers transported on the ship might be lost or damaged during the accident, but said that the majority of the cargo has remained aboard the floating fore and aft parts of the vessel. MOL also stated that no large-volume of oil leakage has been observed so far.
At this occasion, we would like to point out that the ship was built at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Nagasaki – as part of a series of ten vessels -, not at Imabari Koyo Dockyard, as we originally wrongly indicated. The Imabari vessels of the MOL C-series are indeed MOL CONTINUITY and MOL COSMOS. Our apologies for this error.