MOL LNG Carrier ‘LNG Fukurokuju’ Rescues Castaway Near Papua New Guinea

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that on November 26, the MOL-operated LNG carrier LNG Fukurokuju safely rescued a castaway 330km off New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

Details of the rescue are as follows:

At 16:30 (all times in local time) on November 26, the LNG Fukurokuju, while underway northeast of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, spotted a castaway who was calling for help. The vessel immediately started rescue activities and rescued him at 18:30 on the same day.

At 6:52 on the next day, the survivor was handed over to the local authorities off Lihir Island of Papua New Guinea, upon instructions of the Papua New Guinea Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres.

Outline of LNG Fukurokuju

  • LOA 293.00m
  • Gross tonnage 127,242 ton
  • Crew 32 (Korean, Filipino)
  • Registry Bahamas

[ Rescued castaway, an area where the rescue took place ]

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