Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) today announced that on November 26, the MOL-operated LNG carrier LNG Fukurokuju safely rescued a castaway 330km off New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

MOL LNG Carrier LNG Fukurokuju Rescues Castaway
Caption: LNG carrier Fukurokuju - Image courtesy of funamushisan

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
Caption: Rescued castaway and the area where the rescue took place

Source: MOL