Recent Halifax visitor Yantain Express was first vessel on Scene After the MOL Comfort Broke her back and sank, of Yemen.
MOL Issued a press release:
MOL-operated containership MOL Comfort, while under way from Singapore to Jeddah on the Indian Ocean (12’30”N 60’E) at about noon JST (07:00 local time) on June 17, 2013 during inclement weather, suffered a crack amidships and ingressing water in the hold. This made it impossible for the vessel to continue on under its own power.Some of the containers on the vessel were lost overboard or suffered damage during the incident. Details are being confirmed.The damage to the MOL Comfort is extensive, while the 26 crew members took to lifeboats. All were safely rescued by other vessel in the area.
MOL Vessels previously Stopped in Halifax as part of the Grand Alliance with K-line, MOL is also a partner on the new G6 Alliance, which will see Yantain Express making regular calls to Halifax, though MOL will not be providing vessels to this service.
UPDATE: MOL Comfort was previously APL Russia. APL will once again be calling in Halifax as part of the G6 Alliance. MOL Comfort was relatively new, Built in 2008, and at 4500TEU well within the size of vessel that normally calls in halifax.
UPDATE: It seems the 2 haves are still Afloat.
(Above 2 photos MRCC Mumbai via Gcaptian)
(photos Above and Below from Andrew Mcalpine and G-Captain via twitter)