15 Survivors Rescued in North Pacific Ocean 

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda)  announced that on August 1, the MOL-operated car carrier Beluga Ace rescued 15 crewmembers from a fishing boat that wrecked in the North Pacific Ocean.

Details of the rescue are as follows:

  • At 06:20 on August 1 (local time), the Beluga Ace, while drifting, spotted smoke rising from a fishing boat, and safely rescued 15 crewmembers from the boat at 11:00 on the same day.
  • At 16:11 on August 2, the vessel handed over the survivors to the sister ship of the fishing boat in the North Pacific Ocean upon approval from authorities.

Outline of Beluga Ace

LOA: 199.95m

Gross Tonnage: 63,115 ton

Crew: 22 (Japanese, Filipino)

Registry: Panama

Wrecked fishing boat