NYK Group Heavy-Lift Vessel Conducts Rescue Operation Off the Coast of Sri Lanka

May 09, 2022

On April 27, the heavy lift vessel Katori, owned by NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers Ltd. (NBP), a member of the NYK Group, rescued 11 crew members from a vessel in distress off the coast of Sri Lanka.

While sailing from Genoa, Italy, to Singapore, the NBP vessel received a request from the port authority of Colombo, Sri Lanka, at around 20:20 on April 27 to rescue crew members of a vessel in distress drifting off the coast of Sri Lanka due to engine trouble.

The 11 rescued crew members were in good health and were transferred to a rescue boat at around 22:00 on the same day.

Length: about 138.00 m
Gross tonnage: about 12,847 tons
Type of ship: heavy lift vessel
Crew: 20 seafarers
Flag: Panama
Shipowner: NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers Ltd.
Ship-management company: Hachiuma Steamship Co. Ltd.

Ship in distress. Image by NYK.

NYK Group, press release