MOL Comfort Fore-Half Still on Fire

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Tuesday, July 09, 2013
MOL Comfort Fore Part: Photo courtesy MRC Mumbai

A fire broke out at the after end of the remaining section of the stricken container ship on July 6, and despite the efforts of a tugboat and two rescue boats the blaze continues.

In addition to these three craft, the salvage company requested fire-fighting assistance from the Indian Coast Guard, and their patrol boat "SAMUDRA PRAHARI" with an external fire fighting system, arrived at the scene around 0030 UTC on July 8, and started fire fighting with the others immediately.

However, MOL explains, due to adverse weather, the work has not been progressing smoothly and the fire is not yet under control. Observations show that many containers on the deck have been burnt out.
 

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