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September 16, 2016

MOL LNG Carrier Rescues Castaways
- Three survivors rescued off Mindanao in the Pacific Ocean -


Scene of rescue operation

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that on August 4, 2016, the MOL-operated LNG Carrier LNG MALEO safely rescued three survivors about 280 km to the east off Mindanao, Republic of the Philippines, in the Pacific Ocean.

Details of the rescue follow:

  • At 16:35 (all times in local time) on August 4, 2016, the LNG MALEO, sailing from Port of Luwuk, Republic of Indonesia to Port of Oita, Japan found a drifting crews of fishing boat and immediately changed course to approach them and started rescue operations.
  • At 17:53 of the same day, all three survivors were safely rescued.
  • At 08:14 on August 5, 2016, all survivors were turned over to a rescue boat arranged by the Philippine Coast Guard.

[ Outline of LNG MALEO ]

LOA : 272m
Gross Tonnage : 106,717 MT
Crew : 35 (Japanese and Indonesian)
Registry : Japan

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