Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that on 01 August, the MOL-operated car carrier Beluga Ace rescued 15 crew members from a wrecked fishing boat in the North Pacific Ocean.

According to MOL this is what happened:

  • At 06:20 on August 1 (local time), the Beluga Ace, while drifting, spotted smoke rising from a fishing boat, and safely rescued 15 crew members 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.

Beluga Ace

  • LOA: 199.95m
  • Gross Tonnage: 63,115 ton
  • Crew: 22 (Japanese, Filipino)
  • Registry: Panama

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