MOL Bulk Carrier Rescues Castaways
- Three survivors rescued off Puluwat Atoll in Pacific Ocean -
April 13, 2016
TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that on March 30, 2016, the MOL-operated bulk carrier SHORYU safely rescued three survivors about 50 km offshore of Puluwat Atoll, Federated States of Micronesia.
Details of the rescue follow:
- At 13:15 (all times in local time) on March 30, 2016, the SHORYU, sailing from Port of Chiba, Japan to Port of Newcastle, Australia received a request for assistance from United States Coast Guard and immediately changed course to approach the castaways, and started rescue operations.
- At 19:30 of the same day, the survivors were safely rescued.
- At 00:05 on March 31, the survivors were turned over to a rescue ship.
[ Outline of SHORYU ]
|LOA||: 235.0 m|
|Gross Tonnage||: 50,888 MT|
|Crew||: 21 (Filipino)|