Box Ship Rescues 6 in the Gulf of Aden
On June 20, 2019, Ocean Network Express (ONE) operated vessel, NYK EAGLE, was involved in a combined rescue operation involving Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) and regional Maritime Rescue Coordination Centers.
NYK EAGLE safely rescued 6 crew members from a sinking coastal vessel in the Eastern Gulf of Aden.
NYK EAGLE was navigating the ocean when it received a request from CMF to assist a small sinking coastal vessel, as NYK EAGLE was closest to the affected vessel. A thorough and cautious rescue approach was carried out by NYK EAGLE on the small sinking coastal vessel, rescuing 6 crew members. 2 other crew members were airlifted by the Japan Navy helicopter and taken to the Japan Naval. NYK EAGLE then sailed to Djibouti to disembark the 6 crew members on June 22, 2019. NYK EAGLE then resumed her sea passage to Rotterdam and there was no delay caused in this situation.
Outline of NYK EAGLE
Captain: Mr. Noel Fernandes
Type of Vessel: Container vessel
Gross Tonnage: 144,285.00 tons
Ship Management: NYK Shipmanagement Pte Ltd