Drifting Fishermen Rescued by MOL LNG Carrier

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

October 8, 2014

Senshu Maru, Photo courtesy of MOL

Senshu Maru, Photo courtesy of MOL

Three Castaways Rescued Safely off Indonesia.

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) has announced that on October 6, 2014, the MOL-operated/managed LNG carrier Senshu Maru founded drifting castaways in the Celebes Sea off Indonesia, and was able to safely rescue three Indonesian fishermen.


The rescue went as follows:

  • At 14:15 (all times were in Japan time) on October 6, 2014, the Senshu Maru, sailing from the port of Bontang, Indonesia, to the port of Sakai-Senboku in Osaka, Japan, found drifting fishermen – their fishing boat was hit by the wave and sunk, and immediately began the rescue operations.
  • At 15:04 of the same day, three drifting fishermen were rescued.
  • At 12:00 on October 7, 2014, the members were turned over to the Indonesian Rescue Coordination Center.

 

The Senshu Maru
Length: 283m
Gross tonnage: 103,022 MT
Crew: 5 Croatians, 1 Indian, 1 Romanian, 26 Indonesians
Registry: Japan

 

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