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Merchant vessel splits in two off Yemeni coast

3 years ago2.8K views

A container ship travelling to Saudi Arabia from Singapore sank off the coast of Yemen on Monday after suffering extensive damage. The container vessel was carrying 4,500 containers to Jeddah from Singapore. Making its way across the Indian Ocean amid bad weather the MOL Comfort suffered a crack and started taking on water causing the vessel's hull to split in half about 370 kilometers off the coast of Yemen.

The crew escaped the sinking ship on life rafts and a life boat. The heavily damaged ship sank shortly afterward, causing an as yet undetermined amount of oil to be spilled into the ocean. All of the vessel's crew, mostly Russian and Filipino nationals, were rescued by Indian coast guards.


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