MOL LNG Carrier Rescues Castaway

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
LOA::   289.53m
Gross tonnage:   119,233 ton
Crew:   31 (Japanese, Indonesian)
Registry:   Japan


Wrecked yacht and rescued point.   Image by MOL.

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