(June 3, 2016) TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that on May 17, 2016, the MOL-operated bulk carrier GREAT PERSEUS safely rescued six survivors about 250 km offshore of Sumba, Indonesia.

Details of the rescue follow:

・At 20:00 (all times in local time) on May 16, 2016, the GREAT PERSEUS, sailing from Port Walcott, Australia to Port of Mizushima, Japan received a request for assistance from Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) of Australia and immediately changed course to approach the castaways, and started rescue operations.

・At 00:20 on May 17, all six survivors were safely rescued.

・At 17:37 of the same day, the survivors were turned over to a rescue boat arranged by Indonesian authority.

[Outline of GREAT PERSEUS]

LOA                    : 288.97 m

Gross Tonnage     : 89,603 MT

Crew                             : 21 (Filipino)

Registry              : Panama

 

For further information, please contact to:

Public Relations Office, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

TEL: +81-3-3587-7015 / FAX: +81-3-3587-7705 / E-MAIL: pblmo@molgroup.com