Tokyo – In response to the casualty of “MOL COMFORT” which occurred on 17 June 2013, ClassNK established the Investigative Panel on Large Container Ship Safety, comprised of leading experts from shipbuilders, shipowners and academic institutions, to carry out the following course of action:
(1) Investigate the possibility of casualty occurrence
(2) Consider and examine safety of large container ship structure
The Panel has met six times so far over the course of its investigation, and is currently consolidating its findings and observations into a report, which is scheduled to be released simultaneously in both English and Japanese on the ClassNK website (www.classnk.com) by the end of September.
A further press release will be distributed upon publication of the report.