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MOL LNG carrier rescues castaways

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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) President & CEO, Junichiro Ikeda, has announced that on 18 September 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 17 September, 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.

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