LEADING LNG vessel owner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) reports that one of its vessels has rescued a castaway off the PNG coastline.

MOL’s president and CEO Junichiro Ikeda revealed today that on November 26, the MOL-operated LNG carrier LNG Fukurokuju safely rescued a castaway 330km off New Ireland.

Releasing details of the rescue, the company said that:

  • At 16:30on November 26, the LNG Fukurokuju, while underway northeast of New Ireland, 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 upon instructions of the Papua New Guinea Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres.]