Tanker Rescues Castaway in South China Sea

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 23, 2018

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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that on April 14, 2018, the MOL-operated/managed crude oil tanker Altair Trader rescued a castaway in the South China Sea.

At 19:10 local time on April 14, while underway in the South China Sea toward the port of Kawasaki, Japan, the Altair Trader noticed a light on the sea surface ahead the starboard and spotted a castaway.

The vessel immediately turned around and started rescue operations, and by 20:28 the same day, the survivor was safely rescued.

At 22:30 on April 15, the survivor was handed over to the local authorities off the Nha Trang Port in Vietnamat the instruction of the Vietnamese Maritime Rescue Coordination Centers.

 
Altair Trader
LOA: 333m
Gross Tonnage: 160,216 ton
Crew: 25 (European, Filipino)
Registry: Isle of Man
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