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
Gross Tonnage: 63,115 ton
Crew: 22 (Japanese, Filipino)
Wrecked fishing boat