Survivor Rescued in North Pacific Ocean
Tokyo - December 25, 2017
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that on December 16, its operated LNG carrier, the ESSHU MARU, rescued a crewmember from a fishing boat that wrecked in the North Pacific Ocean.
Details of the rescue are as follows:
Early in the morning of December 16 (in local time), the ESSHU MARU, while underway in the North Pacific Ocean toward Pyeongtaek, South Korea, via the Panama Canal, received a request for rescue assistance from the United States Maritime Rescue Coordination Center, and rushed to the scene. At 11:30 on the same day, she safely rescued a crewmember from the wrecked fishing boat. (North latitude 12°59', West longitude 113°17')
At 07:22 on December 22, the vessel handed over the survivor to the United States Coast Guard off Oahu, Hawaii.
Outline of ESSHU MARU
LOA : 288.00m
Gross Tonnage : 136,740 ton
Crew : 32 (Indian, Filipino)
Registry : Bahamas
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. press release