News Release

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

MOL Bulk Carrier Rescues Castaways - Three survivors rescued off Puluwat Atoll in Pacific Ocean

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that on March 30, 2016, the MOL-operated bulk carrier SHORYU safely rescued three survivors about 50 km offshore of Puluwat Atoll, Federated States of Micronesia.

Details of the rescue follow:

  • At 13:15 (all times in local time) on March 30, 2016, the SHORYU, sailing from Port of Chiba, Japan to Port of Newcastle, Australia received a request for assistance from United States Coast Guard and immediately changed course to approach the castaways, and started rescue operations.

  • At 19:30 of the same day, the survivors were safely rescued.

  • At 00:05 on March 31, the survivors were turned over to a rescue ship.

    [ Outline of SHORYU ]


: 235.0 m

ross Tonnage

: 50,888 MT


: 21 (Filipino)


: Panama