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Shipwreck off Yemen coast
MOL COMFORT
MOL COMFORT
• It was built in 2008.
• Country of registry – Bahamas.
• The ship broke in two parts off the coast of Yemen....
GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
• Post Panamax Vessel.
• Over all length of 316 meters.
• Draught of 14.5 meters.
• DWT of 90,613 tonnes.
• Container capa...
SHIPWRECK
• On 17 June 2013, the ship suffered a crack amidships.
• The vessel was underway from Singapore to
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
• 4,382 containers equivalent to 7,041TEU.
• There was a...
• They were rescued from by the German-flagged container
ship Yantian Express.
• Both sections remained afloat.
• Smit Salvage Singapore was contracted for salvage
operation.
• On 24 June, four tugboats arrived.
• On June 27, the stern section sank.
• 1,700 containers sank.
• 1,500 metric tonnes of fuel.
• On 2nd July, the tow broke free.
• On 6 July a fire broke out in the rear part of the bow
section.
• Indian Coast Guard assisted in extinguishing fire.
• By 10 July, 2,400 containers had been destroyed by fire.
• Sank at 19°56′N 65°25′E.
• To a depth of 3,000 meters (9,800 ft).
• 1,600 metric tons of fuel oil.
• No major oil spill ...
CAUSE OF ACCIDENT
• The exact cause of the accident is not known.
• Most probable reasons could be :-
 Basic design and building faults.
 ...
IMAPCT ON ENVIRONMENT
• There was not any major oil spill.
• Thin oil film on the surface.
• Dark fumes and smoke were released.
• Containers ar...
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  1. 1. Shipwreck off Yemen coast MOL COMFORT
  2. 2. MOL COMFORT • It was built in 2008. • Country of registry – Bahamas. • The ship broke in two parts off the coast of Yemen. • Mitsubishi Heavy Industry Nagasaki shipyard in Japan. • Chartered by American President lines, APL Russia. • Transferred to Mitsui O.S.K. Lines in 2012.
  3. 3. GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
  4. 4. • Post Panamax Vessel. • Over all length of 316 meters. • Draught of 14.5 meters. • DWT of 90,613 tonnes. • Container capacity of 8110 TEUs. • Could run up to 25.25 knots (46.73 km/h) • Six auxiliary diesel engines.
  5. 5. SHIPWRECK
  6. 6. • On 17 June 2013, the ship suffered a crack amidships.
  7. 7. • The vessel was underway from Singapore to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. • 4,382 containers equivalent to 7,041TEU. • There was a crew of 26.
  8. 8. • They were rescued from by the German-flagged container ship Yantian Express.
  9. 9. • Both sections remained afloat.
  10. 10. • Smit Salvage Singapore was contracted for salvage operation. • On 24 June, four tugboats arrived.
  11. 11. • On June 27, the stern section sank.
  12. 12. • 1,700 containers sank.
  13. 13. • 1,500 metric tonnes of fuel.
  14. 14. • On 2nd July, the tow broke free.
  15. 15. • On 6 July a fire broke out in the rear part of the bow section.
  16. 16. • Indian Coast Guard assisted in extinguishing fire.
  17. 17. • By 10 July, 2,400 containers had been destroyed by fire.
  18. 18. • Sank at 19°56′N 65°25′E. • To a depth of 3,000 meters (9,800 ft). • 1,600 metric tons of fuel oil. • No major oil spill was reported.
  19. 19. CAUSE OF ACCIDENT
  20. 20. • The exact cause of the accident is not known. • Most probable reasons could be :-  Basic design and building faults.  Disbalance of containers.  False cargo weight declarations.  Faulty cargo plan.  Faulty ballasting of the vessel.
  21. 21. IMAPCT ON ENVIRONMENT
  22. 22. • There was not any major oil spill. • Thin oil film on the surface. • Dark fumes and smoke were released. • Containers are still floating in the ocean. • 840 nautical miles off Mumbai.

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