UPDATE (10 JUL): MOL Comfort Fore Section has Sunk
In a chat with the Indian Coast Guard this morning, they note that the the fire on board the fore section of the derelict MOL Comfort “is still raging” and “not under control.”
The fire started for yet unknown reasons on 6 July while the vessel was under tow. The Indian Coast Guard vessel “Samudra Prahari” arrived on scene two days later to support firefighting efforts.
The Indian Coast Guard commented today saying that “only the last row of (first row of containers are left) on the derelict. nothing seems to be left of the cargo.”
The following un-dated images were sent to us by gCaptain contributor, Ole
The vessel is still 600 miles from port and is currently drifting at a rate of 1 knot.