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NYK Vessel Rescues Fishermen on Philippines Coast

July 15, 2015

Crimson Polaris, a wood-chip carrier operated by NYK Line

Crimson Polaris, a wood-chip carrier operated by NYK Line

 

On July 7, Crimson Polaris, a wood-chip carrier operated by NYK Line, rescued nine fishermen in distress off the coast of the Philippines.

While Crimson Polaris was sailing from Australia to China through a navigational lane in the South China Sea on July 7, the ship’s crew members spotted the fishermen, pulled them to safety, and began administering first aid.

The fishing boat had departed from Bolinao in the Philippines on July 3 and had overturned and sunk in bad weather two days later. The fishermen were rescued on July 7, and handed over to the coast guard the next day and returned home.

-- About Crimson Polaris --
Captain: Dela Cruz
Flag: Panama
Crew: 20 seafarers (Filipino including captain)  
Gross Tonnage:   39,910 tons
Type of Vessel: Wood-chip carrier
Ship management: Lighthouse Shipmanagement

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