MOL-operated Bulk Carrier Rescues 2 from Yacht Adrift off Australia
June 08, 2012
TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the MOL-operated bulk carrier Yahagi Maru rescued two sailors from the yacht Mehitable, whichwas adrift at sea about 350km off Brisbane, Australia.
In the morning of June 5 (local time), the Yagagi Maru, which was under way from Japan toward Newcastle, New South Wales, received an SOS from the Mehitable, in distress about 40 miles away, and received a request from the Australian coast guard at the same time. The Yahagi Maru immediately rushed to the site. At 14:40, the vessel rescued two persons, and transferred them to the coast guard at 8:10 on Wednesday, June 6, off Brisbane.
Profile of Yahagi Maru
Gross tonnage: 55,553 tons
Crew members: 2 Japanese, 19 Filipinos, 3 Vietnamese (total 24)
Scene of the rescue operation