MOL Bulk Carrier Rescues Castaways
- Six survivors rescued off Indonesia in Indian Ocean -
June 03, 2016
TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that on May 17, 2016, the MOL-operated bulk carrier GREAT PERSEUS safely rescued six survivors about 250 km offshore of Sumba, Indonesia.
Details of the rescue follow:
- At 20:00 (all times in local time) on May 16, 2016, the GREAT PERSEUS, sailing from Port Walcott, Australia to Port of Mizushima, Japan received a request for assistance from Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) of Australia and immediately changed course to approach the castaways, and started rescue operations.
- At 00:20 on May 17, all six survivors were safely rescued.
- At 17:37 of the same day, the survivors were turned over to a rescue boat arranged by Indonesian authority.
[ Outline of GREAT PERSEUS ]
|LOA||: 288.97 m|
|Gross Tonnage||: 89,603 MT|
|Crew||: 21 (Filipino)|