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August 08, 2017

MOL Methanol Carrier Rescues Castaway
- One survivor rescued off the Bay of Biscay in Atlantic Ocean -

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that the MOL- operated methanol carrier, the BUCCOO REEF, safely rescued a yachtsman off the Bay of Biscay in the Atlantic Ocean (about 370km northwest of the Spanish west coast) on August 2, 2017.

Details of the rescue are as follows:

  • At 21:46 on August 1 (in local time), the BUCCOO REEF received a distress relay message from the United Kingdom Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres, while underway toward the port of Point Lisas in Trinidad and Tobago, and rushed to the scene.
  • At 02:50 on August 2, one survivor was safely rescued.

[ Outline of BUCCOO REEF ]

LOA : 175.00m
Gross Tonnage : 21,101 ton
Crew : 24 (Filipino)
Registry : Japan

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