MOL Car Carrier Saves Crewmembers from Wrecked Fishing Boat – 15 Survivors Rescued in North Pacific Ocean
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that on August 1, the MOL-operated car carrier Beluga Ace rescued 15 crewmembers from a fishing boat that wrecked in the North Pacific Ocean.
Details of the rescue are as follows:
• At 06:20 on August 1 (local time), the Beluga Ace, while drifting, spotted smoke rising from a fishing boat, and safely rescued 15 crewmembers from the boat at 11:00 on the same day.
• At 16:11 on August 2, the vessel handed over the survivors to the sister ship of the fishing boat in the North Pacific Ocean upon approval from authorities.
Gross Tonnage: 63,115 ton
Crew: 22 (Japanese, Filipino)
Source: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.