Aft section of MOL Comfort sinks
June 27, 2013—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. reports the aft part of the containership MOL Comfort sank in the open sea near 14’26″N 66’26″E (water depth about 4,000 m) at 16:48 JST (11:48 Dubai time) on June 27. Both halves of five year old vessel had been afloat since the hull fractured in two parts June 17 when the vessel encountered heavy weather in the Indian Ocean. MOL reported that the fore part of the ship, also being towed, was stable.
Ferry’s new owner to convert it to oceangoing barge
Reports say the MV Cape May, which will be converted into an oceangoing barge and cater to the evolving offshore wind industry, will not have motor power but would instead be towed to work sites.
Paint samples show NOCC Oceanic did hit fishing vessel
Paint samples taken by the Japan Coast Guard confirm that the car carrier NOCC Oceanic did collide with the fishing vessel Yujin Maru no. 7 on Sunday, June 23.
Disney tops cruise customer satisfaction list
A J.D. Power 2013 Cruise Line Satisfaction Report indicates that while overall customer satisfaction with cruise lines is high, nearly one in five customers experience a problem while on their cruise.
Bourbon orders MacGregor AHC crane for MPSV
The unit is to be installed on a Bourbon Evolution 800 multi-purpose support vessel under construction at Zhejiang Shipyard, in China.