News Release

Friday, 03 June 2016

MOL Bulk Carrier Rescues Castaways

- Six survivors rescued off Indonesia in Indian Ocean -

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that on May 17, 2016, the MOL-operated bulk carrier GREAT PERSEUS safely rescued six survivors about 250 km offshore of Sumba, Indonesia.

Details of the rescue follow:

·         At 20:00 (all times in local time) on May 16, 2016, the GREAT PERSEUS, sailing from Port Walcott, Australia to Port of Mizushima, Japan received a request for assistance from Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) of Australia and immediately changed course to approach the castaways, and started rescue operations.

·         At 00:20 on May 17, all six survivors were safely rescued.

·         At 17:37 of the same day, the survivors were turned over to a rescue boat arranged by Indonesian authority.

[ Outline of GREAT PERSEUS ]


: 288.97 m

Gross Tonnage

: 89,603 MT


: 21 (Filipino)


: Panama