Split vessel’s fore section heads to port
THE saga of the recovery of MOL Comfort continues today, with
The tow wire separated from the section two days ago, leaving the recovered half of the boxship adrift.
“The tow wire was disconnected from the fore part on July 1, but the recovery work was completed and we have resumed the towing operation,” MOL said yesterday.
It said that cargo remained mostly intact and stable on the fore section and that no oil film had been sighted around the damaged fore section.
Poor weather has continued since the 8,100 teu vessel split during a storm 200 miles off the coast of Yemen on June 17 and heavy seas are hampering the recovery.