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July 09, 2013

MOL Bulker Rescues Sailors from Disabled Boat
- Near Chuuk Islands of the Federated States of Micronesia -

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that on July 4, the MOL-owned and operated bulk carrier Myoken conducted a search and rescue operation about 130km northwest of the Chuuk Islands and rescued all four Micronesians aboard a small boat that was adrift with engine trouble.

The rescue went as follows:

  • In the predawn hours of July 4 (local time), the Myoken, out of Brisbane, Australia, bound for Japan, received an emergency signal from a small boat that had suffered engine trouble. The Myoken immediately changed course and headed for the drifting boat.
  • That same morning, the four Micronesians aboard the small boat were rescued and turned over to the Pisaras Port Authority of the Federated States of Micronesia at 8:35 a.m.

Outline of Myoken

Gross Tonnage: 43,490 MT
Length: 229.00m
Seafarers: 20 Filipinos
Registry: Japan

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