MOL Bulker C.S. Sunshine Rescues 24 Seafarers from Disabled Freighter West of Guam

Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals — By on January 29, 2014 at 1:43 PM
Koichi Muto

Koichi Muto

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that its operated coal carrierC. S. Sunshine,  while steaming some 700km west of Guam on January 20, rescued all 24 Chinese crew members of a disabled freighter.

The rescue details are as follows:

  • At 8:15 on January 20 (all times are local), the C.S. Sunshine, which departed Newcastle, Australia, bound for Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, Japan, received a distress signal from a Panama-flagged freighter that had lost power. The C.S. Sunshine immediately altered course and made for the distressed vessel at all possible speed.
  • 15:40 on January 20, 24 Chinese crew members were successfully rescued.
  • 10:45 on January 22, all rescued crew members were transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard.

[Outline of C.S. Sunshine]
Gross tonnage: 46, 700 MT
Length: 228.4m
Seafarers: 2 Japanese, 19 Filipinos
Registry: Panama


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