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August 20, 2013

MOL LNG Carrier Rescues a Fisherman from Disabled Boat
- Near Mindanao Island of the Republic of the Philippines -

TOKYO - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that on August 17, the MOL-managed LNG carrier Energy Advance found and rescued one fisherman on a fishing boat that had been drifting without sufficient fuel about 300km east of the Mindanao Island.

The rescue went as follows:

  • At 13:00 of August 17 (local time), the Energy Advance, out of Sodegaura, Japan, bound for Dampier, Australia, found a fishing boat that had run out of fuel.
  • At 13:44 on the same day, the fisherman aboard the fishing boat was rescued.
  • He was turned over to the Port Authority of the Republic of the Philippines at 13:55 on August 18.

Outline of Energy Advance

  • Gross Tonnage: 119,233 MT
  • Length: 289.53m
  • Seafarers: 10 Japanese, 18 Indonesians
  • Registry: Japan

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