Aft section of MOL Comfort sinks

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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. reported that 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 27 June. Both halves of five-year-old vessel had been afloat since the hull fractured in two parts 17 June when the vessel encountered heavy weather in the Indian Ocean. MOL reported that the fore part of the ship, also being towed, was stable.