News Release

Thursday, 28 September 2017

MOL LNG Carrier Rescues Castaways


- 4 Survivors Rescued off Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea –

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that on September 18, the MOL-operated LNG carrier Papua safely rescued four yachtsmen off Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

Details of the rescue are as follows:

·         In the afternoon of September 17, the Papua received a distress relay message from the Australian Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres, while underway toward the Port of Qingdao in China from Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The vessel immediately rushed to the scene and rescued four survivors at around 22:30 on the same day.

·         Early in the morning of the 18th, the survivors were handed over to a rescue boat arranged by the Australian authorities off Port Moresby.

[ Outline of Papua ]

LOA

: 290.00m

Gross tonnage

: 114,166 ton

Crew

: 27 (European, Filipino)

Registry

: Hong Kong