NYK Containership Rescues
Yacht Crew in Distress
October 4, 2013
Pacific Islander II, a multipurpose containership owned by NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers Ltd. (formerly NYK-Hinode Line Ltd.), a wholly owned subsidiary of NYK Line, rescued three people on September 26 from a yacht in distress in the South Pacific Ocean.
On September 25, Pacific Islander II was sailing from the Tongan port of Nuku’alofa to Noumea, New Caledonia. While en route on September 26, the NYK containership received a request from New Zealand's Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre to assist the crew of a stranded yacht.
Pacific Islander II immediately maneuvered toward the yacht and rescued all three aboard at 7:13 p.m. (local time) on the same day. The rescued crew members were in good health and disembarked from Pacific Islander II at the port of Noumea on September 28.
About Pacific Islander II
Captain: Petronilo G. Odilao
Crew: 22 Filipinos (including the captain)
Gross Tonnage: 17,134 tons
Type of Vessel: Multipurpose containership
Ship Management: Hachiuma Steamship Co. Ltd.
NYK Line, press release