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Jun 22

Container Ship Carrying Weapons for Syrian Rebels Splits in Half/Sinks

‘A large fleet named “Mol Comfort” carrying Arms for FSA from the U.S. has crashed in the Indian Ocean as it made its way from Singapore to Jeddah, on board were 4,500 containers loaded with arms for the Syrian rebels’

‘MOL Comfort 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.’

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105 comments

  1. Sleepless

    Shhh! Don’t mention building 7, nothing to see here, move along.

  2. sian

    Rabbitnexus, what an eloquent and beautifully written response. I enjoyed reading every word. You speak truths and you speak them with conviction. The world would be a much better place if more people had the insight that you obviously possess. I found your statement a very welcome breath of sense and clarity and for this I give thanks. As-salam alaykum.

  3. Keith Hecht

    Thanks, A very useful information .

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