MOL LNG Carrier Rescues Drifting Fishermen

Three Castaways Rescued Safely off Indonesia

By MarEx 2014-10-08 19:54:00

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) 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.

Senshu Maru

Length: 283m

Gross tonnage: 103,022 MT

Crew: 5 Croatians, 1 Indian, 1 Romanian, 26 Indonesians

Registry: Japan

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