Wednesday, 29 January 2014
MOL Bulker C.S. Sunshine Rescues 24 Seafarers from Disabled Freighter West of Guam
TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that its operated coal carrier C. S. Sunshine, while steaming some 700km west of Guam on January 20, rescued all 24 Chinese crewmembers of a disabled freighter.
The rescue details are as follows:
At 8:15 on January 20 (all times are local), the C.S. Sunshine, which departed Newcastle, Australia, bound for Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, Japan, received a distress signal from a Panama-flagged freighter that had lost power. The C.S. Sunshine immediately altered course and made for the distressed vessel at all possible speed.
15:40 on January 20, 24 Chinese crewmembers were successfully rescued.
10:45 on January 22, all rescued crewmembers were transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard.
[Outline of C.S. Sunshine]
Gross tonnage: 46,700 MT
Seafarers: 2 Japanese, 19 Filipinos