MOL Bulk Carrier Rescues Castaways
– Three survivors rescued off Chuuk Lagoon in Pacific Ocean –
TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that on April 5, 2016, the MOL-operated Bulk carrier ENERGY GLORY safely rescued three survivors about 100 km offshore of Chuuk Lagoon, Federated States of Micronesia.
Details of the rescue operation:
- At 20:15 (all times in local time) on April 4, 2016, the ENERGY GLORY, sailing from Port of Gladstone, Australia to Port of Chiba, Japan received a request for assistance from United States Coast Guard and immediately changed course to approach the castaways, and started rescue operations.
- At 00:51 of the next day, the survivors were safely rescued.
- At 01:40 of the same day, the survivors were turned over to a rescue ship off Chuuk Lagoon.
[ Outline of ENERGY GLORY ]
|LOA||: 228.99 m|
|Gross Tonnage||: 43,013 MT|
|Crew||: 22 (Filipino)|
Mfame published a similar rescue effort from the MOL-operated bulk carrier Spring Zephyr last july, in whch the bulk carrier safely rescued all three survivors clinging to driftwood 165 km east of the island of Mindanao, the Philippines.