The two parts of the container ship MOL Comfort, which broke apart during heavy weather while en route from Singapore to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, remain afloat, according to the carrier and the Indian Coast Guard.
At about 7:00 a.m. local time on June 18, the fore part of the hull was drifting around 13'00" N 60'40" E, and the aft part was about 19 miles southwest from that point, MOL said. Both parts of the ship are laden with containers and drifting in an east-northeast direction. The carrier said it is arranging tugboats to tow both parts.
The 7,041-TEU container ship, operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, split in two about 200 nautical miles from Yemen.