NYK Group General Cargo Vessel Rescues Two People off Guam
Aug. 10, 2021
MV Mito, a general cargo vessel owned by NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers Ltd. and managed by Hachiuma Steamship Co. Ltd., rescued two people in an inflatable rubber boat in distress off the coast of Guam on July 30.
While sailing from Port Kembla in Australia to Naoshima in Kagawa prefecture, Japan, the ship discovered two people in an inflatable boat in distress due to engine failure about 80 nautical miles north of Guam and immediately rescued them.
The two were in good health and handed over to the United States Coast Guard off the coast of Saipan on July 31. While the two were on MV Mito, measures were taken to prevent COVID-19 infection.
Overview of MV Mito
Type of Vessel: General cargo vessel
Gross Tonnage: 9,815 tons
Shipowner: NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers Ltd
Ship Management: Hachiuma Steamship Co. Ltd.
MV Mito. Image by NYK Group.
Those rescued being transferred to U.S. Coast Guard vessel. Image by NYK Group.
NYK Group, press release