Three survivors rescued in the North Atlantic Ocean

TOKYO - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) announced that on February 9, 2018, the MOL-operated Car Carrier PROGRESS ACE safely rescued three survivors in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Scene of rescue operation
Scene of rescue operation

Details of the rescue

At 10:05 in local time on February 9, 2018, the PROGRESS ACE, sailing from Port of Brunswick, the United States of America to Port of Walvis Bay, Namibia, received a distress relay message from the French Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres and rushed to the scene and at 15:45 of the same day, all three survivors were safely rescued from a yacht (the point of rescue: 12'07"N 042'18"E).

At 12:30 on February 19, 2018, all survivors were safely handed over to the local authorities in Walvis Bay, Namibia.

Outline of Progress Ace

  • LOA: 199.54m
  • Gross tonnage: 57,789 ton
  • Crew: 24 (Filipino)
  • Registry: Panama