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January 29, 2014

MOL Bulker C.S. Sunshine Rescues 24 Seafarers from Disabled Freighter West of Guam

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that its operated coal carrier C. S. Sunshine, while steaming some 700km west of Guam on January 20, rescued all 24 Chinese crewmembers of a disabled freighter.


A scene of rescuing crew members

The rescue details are as follows:

  • At 8:15 on January 20 (all times are local), the C.S. Sunshine, which departed Newcastle, Australia, bound for Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, Japan, received a distress signal from a Panama-flagged freighter that had lost power. The C.S. Sunshine immediately altered course and made for the distressed vessel at all possible speed.
  • 15:40 on January 20, 24 Chinese crewmembers were successfully rescued.
  • 10:45 on January 22, all rescued crewmembers were transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard.

[Outline of C.S. Sunshine]

Gross tonnage : 46,700 MT
Length : 228.4m
Seafarers : 2 Japanese, 19 Filipinos
Registry : Panama

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