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MOL Comfort sisterships to be sent for hull-strengthening

MOL Comfort sisterships to be sent for hull-strengthening
  Following the massive structural failure of boxship MOL Comfort, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) is to conduct hull-strengthening procedures on its six sister vessels.

The work, to be conducted on MOL Creation, MOL Charisma, MOL Celebration, MOL Courage, MOL Competence and MOL Commitment, will increase the vessels’ hull strength twice over, despite already meeting the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) hull strength criteria. All the vessels were built at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI).

MOL’s schedule is to be altered in order to allow the vessels to phase-out from the service. All of the vessels will be taken out service from the G6 Alliance during the month of July.

“We have decided to take extra preventive measures as it may take some time to identify the cause,” a company update read.