Monday, June 10, 2019
Maritime News

Bigger Ships Mean ‘Bigger Risks for Everyone’

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – It seems the ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) that have become the ‘new normal’ on the Asia-Europe tradelane have not proved as popular as the...

June 10, 2019
Total Views: 192

Monday, March 12, 2018

Photos: The Worst Containership Disasters in Recent History

Each year, more than 100 million containers are shipped across the globe on containerships that can now stretch the length of three soccer fields or more. Despite the large number of containers...

March 12, 2018
Total Views: 16469

Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Maritime News

ClassNK Calls for Upgraded Steel Plate Tolerance in Mega-Ship Construction

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Japanese classification society ClassNK is claiming a “world-first” breakthrough finding in the required crack arrest toughness of steel plates used in the construction of...

July 28, 2016
Total Views: 435

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Maritime News

ClassNK Releases New Guidance for Large Containerships Following MOL Comfort Loss

International classification society ClassNK has released new guidance for large containerships more than two years after the loss of the MOL Comfort in the Indian Ocean in June 2013. The...

November 25, 2015
Total Views: 183

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Maritime News

New Rules to Enhance Safety of Large Containerships

  The International Association of Classifications Societies (IACS) has announced the adoption of new rules to further improve the safety of Large Container Ships by enhancing consistency between pre-existing Class...

June 11, 2015
Total Views: 73

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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Engineering News

Danish Naval Architect Uncovers Important Clues to MOL Comfort’s Demise

Pretty much the entire world was caught by surprise when images of a huge crack in the fully laden containership MOL Comfort surfaced last summer. The ship design rules at...

November 11, 2014
Total Views: 1255

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Engineering News

ClassNK Completes Forensic Study of MOL Comfort Structural Failure

With known weather and sea conditions at the time of the breakup, finite element modeling conducted by Japanese classification society ClassNK showed that the MOL Comfort’s hull should have had no...

September 30, 2014
Total Views: 572

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

MOL Comfort Report Coming Soon -ClassNK

Classification society ClassNK says the investigation report into the 2013 MOL Comfort casualty in the Indian Ocean will be released by the September.

September 3, 2014
Total Views: 17

Friday, June 27, 2014

MOL Comfort’s Stern Sank One Year Ago Today – PHOTOS

On June 27, 2013, the MOL Comfort’s stern section sank in the middle of the Indian Ocean with some 1,700 containers and 1,500 metric tons of fuel oil. These photos...

June 27, 2014
Total Views: 250

Friday, February 7, 2014
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Maritime News

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Sues Shipbuilder after MOL Comfort Loss, Insurance Claims Set to Spiral

Japan’s MOL has begun legal action against the shipbuilder of the ill-fated 8,100 teu MOL Comfort, which sank in July last year.

February 7, 2014
Total Views: 211

Friday, December 20, 2013
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Engineering News

MOL Comfort Investigation Committee Unable to Replicate Casualty

Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), in collaboration with ClassNK, released an updated report today on the investigation into what caused the high seas break-up and sinking...

December 20, 2013
Total Views: 37

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Top 20 Most Viewed Maritime Stories of 2013 [LIST]

2013 was a wild year, with a lot of anticipated highs and some unexpected lows in the maritime world. Here is a look back at the top 20 stories that got you clicking

December 17, 2013
Total Views: 31

Friday, November 1, 2013
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Engineering News

ClassNK Issues Preliminary Findings Around MOL Comfort Casualty

After the containership MOL Comfort cracked in half, partially sank, and then caught fire this past summer in spectacular fashion, Japanese classification society ClassNK established a special Casualty Investigation Team...

November 1, 2013
Total Views: 27

Friday, August 30, 2013

ClassNK: Release of MOL Comfort Investigation Report Pushed Back

International classification society ClassNK said Friday that they will be delaying the release of the findings from the ClassNK Casualty Investigation Team’s analysis and investigation into the June break up and sinking of the MV MOL Comfort in the Indian Ocean.

August 30, 2013
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Engineering News

ClassNK Releases Preliminary Insight Into Crack-Up of MOL Comfort

Japanese classification society ClassNK released the following statement today regarding the forensic investigation into what may have caused the initial catastrophic failure on board the MOL Comfort. Tokyo – Under...

August 14, 2013
Total Views: 17

Monday, August 12, 2013

Mitsui O.S.K. Line: Hull Reinforcements Completed on MOL Comfort Sister Vessels

Mitsui O.S.K. Line announced Monday that it has completed measures to reinforce the hulls of three of MOL Comfort's sister vessels after having conducted an investigation into the causes of the mid-June 2013 hull fracture of the MOL-operated containership in the Indian Ocean.

August 12, 2013
Total Views: 17

Monday, July 15, 2013
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Containership Cargo Care – A Ticking Time Bomb?

By Michael Grey I may have been taken to task for blaming the cargo (weights) for breaking the MOL Comfort in half, but I am probably on a safer wicket...

July 15, 2013
Total Views: 17

Friday, July 12, 2013

ClassNK: Clues to the Demise of the MOL Comfort Sank Along With Her

In an emailed statement today, Japanese classification society ClassNK notes that their Casualty Investigation Team, established in response to the 17 June 2013 casualty involving the containership MOL Comfort, continues...

July 12, 2013
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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MOL Comfort Derelict has Sunk

The MOL Comfort saga has come to an end. According to an emailed report by the Indian Coast Guard, the burned out wreck parted her tow line and disappeared into...

July 10, 2013
Total Views: 198

MOL Comfort
Fire Incidents

MOL Comfort and Her Cargo is a Total Loss [IMAGE]

It’s official folks, if you had cargo on the MOL Comfort, it’s either sitting underneath 4,000 meters of seawater, or it’s been burned to a crisp. We just received the...

July 10, 2013
Total Views: 42