MOL Methanol Carrier Rescues Castaway

One survivor rescued off the Bay of Biscay in Atlantic Ocean

Tokyo - August 08, 2017

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that the MOL- operated methanol carrier, the BUCCOO REEF, safely rescued a yachtsman off the Bay of Biscay in the Atlantic Ocean (about 370km northwest of the Spanish west coast) on August 2, 2017.

Details of the rescue are as follows:

• At 21:46 on August 1 (in local time), the BUCCOO REEF received a distress relay message from the United Kingdom Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres, while underway toward the port of Point Lisas in Trinidad and Tobago, and rushed to the scene.

• At 02:50 on August 2, one survivor was safely rescued.

Outline of BUCCOO REEF
LOA : 175.00m
Gross Tonnage : 21,101 ton
Crew : 24 (Filipino)
Registry : Japan

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. press release