MOL Comfort (ex APL Russia) sank due to yet unclear reasons, sailing from Singapore to Jeddah and after that to North Europe, leaving behind hundreds of drifting containers and a huge aftershock hitting liner sector and all of the maritime industry.
Even the scale of the consequences is hard, impossible, to estimate, not to mention consequences themselves. This is the 1st case in liner sector, when modern ocean-going liner container vessel (built in Japan!) sank in the ocean after breaking in 2 parts, like a poorly built and managed bulk carrier or over aged coaster. Nothing like this ever occurred, and no one believed it was possible, even theoretically. It just could not happen, but still, here it is.
At present stage, even the weirdest theories of the real cause of this accident can not be ignored, something like explosion or several explosions, or whatever else one may fantasize.
Putting aside some exotic versions, most likely causes that come into mind are some basic design and building faults; serious disbalance of the loaded containers weight due to false cargo weight declarations and faulty cargo plan; faulty ballasting of the container ship. Most probably, if that’s the case, the sinking was caused not by just one of the above-mentioned factors, but by their combination, and triggered by rough weather.
See also “Containership MOL Comfort Adrift” at MarineLink
The Syrian News Report is here (story at minute 7:35)
MSM BLACKOUT: Container Carrying US Weapons For Obama's Syrian Rebels Splits In Half/Sinks-Possible Russian Attack bit.ly/1bUgFrUKen sent me @mansalmered
Fasen så läskigt. Containerfartyg gick av på mitten och sjönk för några veckor sedan. Kolla bilderna! vesselfinder.com/news/1223-UPDA…toirama @toirama
UPDATE: MOL Comfort Sank vesselfinder.com/news/1223-UPDA…Davy de Verteuil @GhifarixDavy de Verteuil @Ghifarix
Mischief Of d` Levant MOL. UPDATE: MOL Comfort Sank vesselfinder.com/news/1223-UPDA…DTTO NEWS @dttonews
Some sources imply this is the ship with "US arms for Syrian rebels" onboard. Ooops, it sank. Hmmm. fb.me/R7xBdACqJacketNation™ @JacketNationZoo9guy @Zoo9guy
US arms ship to Syria "accidently" couldn't possibly been a Russian or Israeli or Chinese attack...no way....smooth vesselfinder.com/news/1223-UPDA…GPLN @GPLN
REAL VIRTUAL BREAKING NEWS! Vessel sinks after breaking apart! MOL Comfort (ex APL Russia) sank due to yet... fb.me/2r8DtNbyn呉 @pasarpasar
シリア行きのコンテナが真っ二つに、 시리아 행 컨테이너선 반으로、 vesselfinder.com/news/1223-UPDA… http://t.co/NAhd5ZbZKbBernard J Baars, PhD @BJBaars새벽안개 @yim2277
UPDATE: MOL Comfort Sank vesselfinder.com/news/1223-UPDA…천안함 사건을 연상 시키는 사고가 발생 했습니다 시리아 반군(사실상 서방용병 )을 지원 하려던 일본 선박의 컨테이너 사고 인데 사진을 보면 천안함과 흡사 합니다