1 Survivor Saved from Wrecked Yacht off Philippines
Tokyo - July 17, 2019
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that on July 1, the MOL-operated LNG carrier Energy Advance safely rescued a castaway in the Pacific Ocean about 970km off Luzon Island in the Philippines.
Details of the rescue are as follows:
*At 6:21 (all times in local time) on July 1, the Energy Advance, underway from the port of Ogishima, Japan, to Dampier, Australia, received a request for rescue assistance from the Guam Rescue Coordination Centre. The LNG carrier rushed to the scene and at around 11:10 the same day, one castaway was safely rescued from the yacht Shuten Dohji II.
Outline of Energy Advance
Gross tonnage: 119,233 ton
Crew: 31 (Japanese, Indonesian)
Wrecked yacht and rescued point. Image by MOL.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. press release