AUGUST 14, 2012 — A ClassNK Casualty Investigation Team led by Executive VP Toshitomo Matsui that is looking for the causes of the MOL Comfort casualty expects to consolidate its preliminary findings by early September 2013.
Based on the current findings of the ongoing investigation and analysis, the ClassNK Casualty Investigation Team has determined that the damage leading that led to the loss of the ship did not originate from the vessel's upper deck area or hatch side coaming.
As a preventative safety measure, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines have developed plans to increase the hull strength of the MOL Comfort's sister vessels (see earlier story).
These plans have been approved by ClassNK.