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MOL LNG carrier ‘LNG Fukurokuju’ rescues castaway

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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. has announced that on 26 November the MOL-operated LNG carrier LNG Fukurokuju safely rescued a castaway 330 km off New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

Details of the rescue are as follows:

  • At 16:30 (all times in local time) on 26 November the LNG Fukurokuju, while underway northeast of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, spotted a castaway who was calling for help. The vessel immediately started rescue activities, and rescued him at 18:30 on the same day.
  • At 6:52 on the next day, the survivor was handed over to the local authorities off Lihir Island of Papua New Guinea, upon instructions of the Papua New Guinea Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres.

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