Merchant vessel 'Mol Comfort' splits into two off Mumbai coast,

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    Merchant vessel 'Mol Comfort' splits into two off Mumbai coast, crew rescued


    A massive container vessel which snapped into two and sank off Yemen on Monday. Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Mumbai, coordinated operations to help rescue 26 sailors from the vessel. The tragedy occurred around 200 nautical miles from Yemen, and around 840 nautical miles west of Mumbai.


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    A Singapore-bound merchant vessel from Jeddah split into two around 840 nautical miles off the coast here today causing oil spill even as all the crew members were rescued, Coast Guard officials said.

    'Mol Comfort', the 316-m-long vessel was carrying 4,500 containers from Saudi Arabia, they said.

    "The vessel hull broke into two off the Mumbai coast and the crew members were rescued from the ship in two life rafts and a life boat," a Coast Guard official said.

    The cause behind the incident was yet to be ascertained. It was also not known what the ship was transporting.

    The Coast Guard coordinated the rescue operation and all the 26 members of the crew--- 12 Russians and 14 Filipinos-- were rescued.

    The officials said that the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, Mumbai diverted three ships - MV Hanjin Bejing, MV Zim India and MV Yantian Express, which were travelling nearby, for the rescue operation.

    The rescued crew members are being sent to Colombo, they said.

    Merchant vessel 'Mol Comfort' splits into two off Mumbai coast, crew rescued - Indian Express
     
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    Container Ship Carrying U.S. Arms to FSA Rebels in Syria “Splits an’ Sinks”


    A large fleet container ship named the “Mol Comfort” was carrying weapons from the U.S. to the FSA Rebels in Syria when it suddenly split in half in the Indian Ocean and sank, as it was making its way from Singapore to Jeddah.

    On board were 4,500 containers loaded with U.S. arms for the Syrian rebels.’


    The cause for this sudden accident is still being reported publicly as “unknown.”


    Container Ship Carrying U.S. Arms to FSA Rebels in Syria “Splits an’ Sinks” | sharia unveiled
     
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    The news of the sinking of Mol Comfort must have brought a lot of comfort to al-Assad.
     
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    Why not the Yemen Forces Conduct Search and Rescue


    In the Second Image ..It's Clearly showing a Crack ..may be a Sabotage I think

    It's Container Ship ..How oil Spills .,.are you :fkidding: me


    Why they Send to Colombo instead of Mumbai ...

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    Second Article

    How you Know It's a Arms Container Ship
     
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    If it was indeed carrying weapons for Syrian Rebels, and given almost half the crew were Russians, how difficult would a sabotage be then?

    One of the rescue ships was Indian, another Chinese, and the third, probably Chinese as well. The entire rescue operation was carried out by India.
     
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    But How the Ship sunks like this ...a Crack and Splits into two
     
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    Not sure, but if it is true that there has been a sabotage, surely some of the crew were involved, knew the weak spots of the ship, and perhaps vital points of joints were weakened by some slow reactive chemical reaction.
     
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    @The Messiah will love this news (if true), so drawing his attention.
     
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    my read suggests it was sailing from Singapore to Jeddah of Saudi, not the Singapore-bound backhaul as indicated in post 1.

    MOL is a Japanese line, whilst three ships coming to the rescue:
    Hanjin - Korean
    Zim - Israeli
    Yantian Express - probably Chinese

    They were instructed by Indian Coast Guard to join the operation as being in the proximity.

    Most crewmen on Comfort, are Filipinos, then Russians and 1 Ukrainian.

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    American arms to Syrian rebels in a container ship which has 12 Russian and 14 Filipinos as crew, irony
     
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    Torpedoes too acts in the same way.
    The torpedoes explodes underwater just below the hull which causes a massive vacuum to be created which causes the keel to break.
    I am not sure but any expert can help, but the explosion raises the hull at a particular point and then the vacuum causes it get sucked in, curve and break the keel.
    And keel is like back-bone of any ship.

    Here the same action might have been done by waves of rough seas.
    For it to happen, the hull and ship should be in a bad condition.
    Corrosion too plays its role.( and it can be accelerated by various means)

    so, age of the ship and its condition is vital and should be known before jumping to any conclusion.
     
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    There are two countries which come under suspicion if Torpedo theory is correct.

    1. Iran- Since they are backing pro-Assad forces in Syria. Nowadays Iran can build their own submarines.

    2. Pakistan- If Pak Army & ISI can wage jihad and encourage extremism why can't other defence establisments in Pakistan (Ajmal Kasab was trained in Marine warfare in Pakistan)
     
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    Rule Pakistan out!

    They are lackeys of the Wahhabi War Conglomerate!
     
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    By, bringing in Torpedo, I was trying to explain the mechanism that ships can be split into two by breaking the keel.
    But, torpedo attack also leaves other signs which coast guard can pick up as, the two hull segments were afloat for a while.

    As, coast-guard haven't said that, we can safely rule that out.

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    As @pmaitra said, Pakistan supports FSA rebels so, she would not torpedo-ed the ship.
    and Iran would not do that to a ship which has Russian crew on board, risking their lives.Also, under current situation their appetite to directly act and sink American cargo is questionable,
     
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    Free Syrian Army uses HJ-8s anti tank weapon which is license produced in Pakistan known as Bakhtar Shikan.
     
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    Ships of that size have broken in two and sunk before the crew could transmit a distress signal, let alone lower life rafts or don survival suits.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_wave

    I would like to see confirmation of the Mol Comfort's cargo.

    Probably without capability...
     
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