Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) today announced that on February 9, 2018, the MOL-operated Car Carrier Progress Ace safely rescued three survivors in the North Atlantic Ocean.

MOL Car Carrier Progress Ace Rescues Castaways in the North Atlantic
Caption: Car carrier Progress Ace - Image courtesy of SF-Images

At 10:05 in local time on February 9, 2018, the Progress Ace, sailing from Port of Brunswick, the United States of America to Port of Walvis Bay, Namibia, received a distress relay message from the French Maritime  Rescue Coordination Centres and rushed to the scene and at 15:45 of the same day. All three survivors were safely rescued from a yacht (the point of rescue: 12'07"N 042'18"E).

At 12:30 on February 19, 2018, all survivors were safely handed over to the local authorities in Walvis Bay, Namibia.

Progress Ace particulars:

  • LOA: 199.54m
  • Gross tonnage: 57,789 ton
  • Crew: 24 (Filipino)
  • Registry: Panama

Source: MOL