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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...
Thursday, July 28, 2016
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...
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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...
Thursday, June 11, 2015
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...
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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...
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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...
Friday, February 7, 2014
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.
Friday, December 20, 2013
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...
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
Friday, November 1, 2013
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...
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 Teamâ€™s analysis and investigation into the June break up and sinking of the MV MOL Comfort in the Indian Ocean.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
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...
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.
Monday, July 15, 2013
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...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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