NYK PCTC Rescues 303 people in the South China Sea

Nov. 11, 2022

On November 7, Helios Leader, a pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) operated by NYK, rescued 303 people in distress.

Helios Leader was sailing from the port of Nagoya to the port of Singapore when the ship received a rescue request from the port authority of Sri Lanka via the port authority of Singapore.

Helios Leader immediately headed to the area in the South China Sea and rescued 303 people at around 19:30 on November 7.

Those rescued were in good health and disembarked at the Vietnamese port of Vung Tau on November 8.

PCTC Helios Leader
Captain: Capt. Anil Choudhary
Flag: Japan
Gross Tonnage: 60,212 tons
Type of Vessel: Pure Car and Truck Carrier
Ship Management: NYK Shipmanagement Pte. Ltd.


The boat in distress.   Image by NYK.


The boat in distress.   Image by NYK.

NYK Group, press release