News Release

Monday, 02 November 2015

MOL Containership Rescues Castaways - All four survivors rescued off Brazil, South Atlantic Ocean -

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that on October 23, 2015, the MOL-operated containership MOL Growth safely rescued all four survivors 55 km offshore of Brazil.

Details of the rescue follow:

  • At 11:01 (all times in local time) on October 23, 2015, the MOL Growth, sailing from the Port of Santos, Brazil, to Port of Itaguai, Brazil, received a request for assistance from Brazilian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre and immediately changed course to approach the castaways, and started rescue operations.

  • At 12:28 of the same day, the four survivors were safely rescued.

  • At 19:26 of the same day, the survivors were turned over to the authority at Port of Itaguai.

    [ Outline of MOL Growth ]


: 275m

Gross Tonnage

: 59,307 MT


: 23 (Estonian, Russian, Ukrainian and others)


: Hong Kong