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NYK Carrier Rescues Yachtsman

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

November 9, 2018

During the rescue. Pic: NYK Bulkship

During the rescue. Pic: NYK Bulkship

Shiosai, a bulk carrier operated by NYK Bulkship (Atlantic) NV., rescued a distressed yachtsman on October 23 (local time) off the coast of Western Australia.

While Shiosai was navigating in the southern Indian Ocean, the vessel received a call from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) of Australia to cooperate with a search and rescue operation for a distressed yacht.

The ship immediately headed to the instructed area, and in bad weather and heavy swells rescued a man in a yacht whose mast had broken.

The rescued yachtsman is in good health and will disembark at the next port.

NYK Bulkship (Atlantic) NV is responsible for the commercial aspects, including chartering, financial, and the operation of more than 40 vessels (owned and chartered) which include dry bulkers, woodchip carriers. The dry bulk carriers which NYK operates include Cape, Panamax and Handysize vessels as well as Semi-Liners (Conventional & Heavy Lift).

Although these vessels trade globally, their primary trade routes are within the Atlantic basin such as to and from North and South America, Canada, North Western European ports including the Mediterranean, Africa and the Caribbean.

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