17 July 2019

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines announced that on July 1, the MOL-operated LNG carrier Energy Advance safely rescued a castaway in the Pacific Ocean about 970km off Luzon Island in the Philippines.

Details of the rescue are as follows:

At 6:21 (all times in local time) on July 1, the Energy Advance, underway from the port of Ogishima, Japan, to Dampier, Australia, received a request for rescue assistance from the Guam Rescue Coordination Centre. The LNG carrier rushed to the scene and at around 11:10 the same day, one castaway was safely rescued from the yacht Shuten Dohji Ⅱ.

[Outline of Energy Advance]

LOA: 289.53m

Gross tonnage: 119,233 ton

Crew: 31 (Japanese, Indonesian)

Registry: Japan

[Wrecked yacht and rescued point]