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MOL wreck spurs updated requirements for container ships

ClassNK has updated its guidelines and requirements for the construction of large container ships. The amendments are implemented on the basis of experiences from the wreck of container ship MOL Comfort in 2013.

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Japanese classification bureau ClassNK has published an amended version of the company's requirements for large container ships.

The updated requirements and guidelines are based on experiences gained through studies of the wreck of Japanese carrier Mitsui OSK Lines' container ship MOL Comfort in June 2013, informs the bureau in a statement.

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