MOL LNG Carrier LNG Fukurokuju
Rescues Castaway


1 Survivor Rescued off Papua New Guinea

Tokyo - December 10, 2018

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that on November 26, the MOL-operated LNG carrier LNG Fukurokuju safely rescued a castaway 330km off New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

Details of the rescue are as follows:

• At 16:30 (all times in local time) on November 26, the LNG Fukurokuju, while underway northeast of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, spotted a castaway who was calling for help. The vessel immediately started rescue activities, and rescued him at 18:30 on the same day.

• At 6:52 on the next day, the survivor was handed over to the local authorities off Lihir Island of Papua New Guinea, upon instructions of the Papua New Guinea Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres.

Outline of LNG Fukurokuju
LOA 293.00m
Gross tonnage 127,242 ton
Crew 32 (Korean, Filipino)
Registry Bahamas


Rescued castaway, and area where rescue took place

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. press release