MOL LNG Carrier Rescues Drifting Fishermen ~Three Castaways Rescued Safely off Indonesia~

LNG, Safety and Security — By on October 8, 2014 at 7:14 PM

MOLTOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that on October 6, 2014, the MOL-operated/managed LNG carrier Senshu Maru founded drifting castaways in the Celebes Sea off Indonesia, and was able to safely rescue three Indonesian fishermen.

The rescue went as follows:

  • At 14:15 (all times were in Japan time) on October 6, 2014, the Senshu Maru, sailing from the port of Bontang, Indonesia, to the port of Sakai-Senboku in Osaka, Japan, found drifting fishermen – their fishing boat was hit by the wave and sunk, and immediately began the rescue operations.
  • At 15:04 of the same day, three drifting fishermen were rescued.
  • At 12:00 on October 7, 2014, the members were turned over to the Indonesian Rescue Coordination Center.

Outline of Senshu Maru
Length: 283m
Gross tonnage: 103, 022 MT
Crew: 5 Croatians, 1 Indian, 1 Romanian, 26 Indonesians
Registry: Japan

“Jo”

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