You may be aware of a recent incident involving the vessel MOL COMFORT, a 2008 built, 86,692gt Fully Cellular Containership, on a voyage from Singapore, Hong Kong, Japanese Ports and Vietnam, bound for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and European Ports including Hamburg, Southampton and Le Havre.
The vessel suffered a crack in its hull amidships during heavy seas, whilst heading westbound in the Arabian Sea 17th June 2013. It is understood that the 26 crew have transferred to a support vessel. MOL COMFORT was initially said to be taking on water, however later reports confirmed that the vessel with 7,041 TEUs on board had broken in two, with pollution and debris reported in the area. It was also reported that the vessel had sunk, although it presently appears that the two halves were still afloat.
W.E. Cox Claims Group are monitoring the situation. Further reports will follow with regard to the potential salvage operation and developments with regard to the status of the vessel.
In the event that you are involved with any cargo on board, we would be delighted to receive your instruction to investigate the circumstances of the incident and with the assistance of our Recovery colleagues, seek redress from the carriers in relation to losses suffered
If this or future casualty notices should be forwarded to any of your colleagues, we would be pleased to receive their contact details and we will add them to our Client List.