MOL LNG Carrier LNG Fukurokuju Rescues Castaway
- 1 Survivor Rescued off Papua New Guinea -
December 10, 2018
TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that on November 26, the MOL-operated LNG carrier LNG Fukurokuju safely rescued a castaway 330km off New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.
Details of the rescue are as follows:
- At 16:30 (all times in local time) on November 26, the LNG Fukurokuju, while underway northeast of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, spotted a castaway who was calling for help. The vessel immediately started rescue activities, and rescued him at 18:30 on the same day.
- At 6:52 on the next day, the survivor was handed over to the local authorities off Lihir Island of Papua New Guinea, upon instructions of the Papua New Guinea Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres.
[ Outline of LNG Fukurokuju ]
|Gross tonnage||127,242 ton|
|Crew||32 (Korean, Filipino)|
[ Rescued castaway, and area where rescue took place ]