Details of the rescue are as follows:
- At 16:30 (all times in local time) on November 26, the LNG Fukurokuju, while underway northeast of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, spotted a castaway who was calling for help. The vessel immediately started rescue activities, and rescued him at 18:30 on the same day.
- At 6:52 on the next day, the survivor was handed over to the local authorities off Lihir Island of Papua New Guinea, upon instructions of the Papua New Guinea Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres.
Outline of LNG Fukurokuju:
- LOA: 293.00m
- Gross tonnage: 127,242 ton
- Crew: 32 (Korean, Filipino)
- Registry: Bahamas