MOL Car Carrier Saves Castaway

One Survivor Rescued off Thailand

Tokyo - October 06, 2020

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that on September 22, the MOL-operated car carrier Primrose Ace rescued a castaway in Gulf of Thailand (about 30km off the west coast of Thailand).

Details of the rescue are as follows:

• At 14:27 on September 22 (local time), the Primrose Ace, while underway from Sohar Port in Oman to Laem Chabang Port in Thailand, spotted a castaway, and safely rescued him at 16:13 on the same day.

• At 16:50 on September 25, the vessel handed over the survivor to the local authorities at the Laem Chabang Port anchorage.

Outline of Primrose Ace

LOA : 199.99m
Gross Tonnage : 59,952 ton
Crew : 23 (Indian, Filipino)
Registry : Liberia

Rescue location and scene of rescue operation


Images by MOL

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