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 ]