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October 08, 2014

MOL LNG Carrier Rescues Drifting Fishermen
- Three Castaways Rescued Safely off Indonesia -

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that on October 6, 2014, the MOL-operated/managed LNG carrier Senshu Maru founded drifting castaways in the Celebes Sea off Indonesia, and was able to safely rescue three Indonesian fishermen.

The rescue went as follows:

  • At 14:15 (all times were in Japan time) on October 6, 2014, the Senshu Maru, sailing from the port of Bontang, Indonesia, to the port of Sakai-Senboku in Osaka, Japan, found drifting fishermen – their fishing boat was hit by the wave and sunk, and immediately began the rescue operations.
  • At 15:04 of the same day, three drifting fishermen were rescued.
  • At 12:00 on October 7, 2014, the members were turned over to the Indonesian Rescue Coordination Center.

[ Outline of Senshu Maru ]

Length : 283m
Gross tonnage : 103,022 MT
Crew : 5 Croatians, 1 Indian, 1 Romanian, 26 Indonesians
Registry : Japan

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