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December 25, 2017

MOL LNG Carrier ESSHU MARU Saves Crewmember from Wrecked Fishing Boat
- Survivor Rescued in North Pacific Ocean -


Scene of rescue operation

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that on December 16, its operated LNG carrier, the ESSHU MARU, rescued a crewmember from a fishing boat that wrecked in the North Pacific Ocean.

Details of the rescue are as follows:

  • Early in the morning of December 16 (in local time), the ESSHU MARU, while underway in the North Pacific Ocean toward Pyeongtaek, South Korea, via the Panama Canal, received a request for rescue assistance from the United States Maritime Rescue Coordination Center, and rushed to the scene. At 11:30 on the same day, she safely rescued a crewmember from the wrecked fishing boat. (North latitude 12°59', West longitude 113°17')
  • At 07:22 on December 22, the vessel handed over the survivor to the United States Coast Guard off Oahu, Hawaii.

[ Outline of ESSHU MARU ]

LOA : 288.00m
Gross Tonnage : 136,740 ton
Crew : 32 (Indian, Filipino)
Registry : Bahamas

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