NYK Group Bulk Carrier Rescues Fishermen In Distress Off Indonesia

Kurushima, a bulk carrier operated by NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of NYK Line, rescued nine people from a fishing boat in distress on August 31 off the coast of Indonesia.

While Kurushima was sailing from India to Japan, the vessel’s crew came upon a sinking fishing boat with nine castaways approximately 1 nautical mile from the vessel in waters off the coast of Indonesia.

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The vessel made the rescue immediately and provided the fishermen with food, fresh water, and blankets before transferring them to Belawan, Indonesia, as directed by the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre.

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About Kurushima

  • Captain: Bertiz, Bernaldd R.
  • Flag: Panama
  • Crew: 22 seafarers (Filipino)
  • Gross tonnage: 20,079 tons
  • Type of vessel: Bulk carrier
  • Shipowner: NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers Ltd.
  • Ship management: Hachiuma Steamship Co., Ltd.
Image Credits: JG2AS – Youtube

Reference: nyk.com

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