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