MOL Comfort Suffers Broken Back, Sinks Off Yemen Remains Adrift Off Yemen
26 crewmembers of an MOL container ship were forced to abandon ship
Monday off Yemen after the ship suffered from catastrophic hull failure
reportedly sankbroke in two. The MV MOL Comfort, an 8,000 TEU-type container ship cracked in half
about 200 miles from the Yemeni coast at about 12’30″N 60′E while
enroute from Singapore to Jeddah with a load of 7,041 TEUs. All 26 crew –
made up 11 Russians, 1 Ukrainian and 14 Filipinos – escaped the sinking
ship on two life rafts and a lifeboat.
So, do the Russians have an attack sub called “Yet Unclear Reasons“? Or, as appears more likely, did one of those Russian crew members take a creative approach to ship’s maintenance? If it is true that the MOL Comfort was carrying arms intended for the Syrian rebels, it would appear that Mr. Putin has called Mr. Obama’s decision to raise the ante.