MOL Comfort Containership Incident Update (No.7)

The following is a further update on the incident involving the MOL Comfort containership operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) in the Indian Ocean on June 17.


<Situation at the Site>
On July 11, MOL announced that at 19:00 UTC on July 10 (04:00 on July 11 JST) the fore part of the containership MOL Comfort sank in the high seas near 19'56"N 65'25"E (water depth about 3,000m).

MHI will continue to work closely with all parties concerned, including MOL and the classification society Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK), to investigate and determine the cause of the incident. Every effort will also be made, in cooperation with all those concerned, to conduct countermeasures such as hull structure strengthening of the MOL Comfort's sister vessels and quasi-sister vessels as a precautionary measure.