News Release

Monday, 23 April 2018

MOL Crude Oil Tanker Rescues a Castaway

- One Drifting Survivor Rescued Safely in the South China Sea -

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that on April 14, 2018, the MOL-operated/managed crude oil tanker ALTAIR TRADER safely rescued a castaway in the South China Sea.

Details of the rescue follow:

·        At 19:10 (all times in local time) on April 14, the ALTAIR TRADER, while underway in the South China Sea toward the port of Kawasaki, Japan, noticed a light on the sea surface ahead the starboard, and spotted a castaway. The vessel immediately turned around and started rescue operations.

·        At 20:28 on the same day, the survivor was safely rescued.

·        At 22:30 on April 15, the survivor was handed over to the local authorities off the Nha Trang Port in Vietnam at the instruction of the Vietnamese Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres.

[Outline of ALTAIR TRADER]


: 333.00m

Gross Tonnage

: 160,216ton


: 25 (European, Filipino)


: Isle of Man