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NYK LNG Carrier Assists Sri Lankan Fishermen in Distress

October 26, 2012


On October 15, NYK LNG carrier Lusail was integral in the rescue of two Sri Lankan fishermen in distress off the coast of Colombo, Sri Lanka. 

Lusail was sailing from Ras Laffan, Qatar, to Yungan, Taiwan, when a crewman on deck discovered two fishermen in distress at the sea at around 9:30 a.m. local time. The captain immediately directed the crew to initiate a rescue and even though visibility was poor because of heavy rain, the first fisherman could be pulled from the water 30 minutes later.
At around 2:00 p.m., the second fisherman was safety taken from the water by a vessel that had responded to Lusail’s call for assistance. In accordance with the instructions from Sri Lanka’s Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, both fishermen were eventually transferred to a Sri Lanka Navy ship and are in good health.
§About Lusail
Captain: Miro Vuletic
Flag: Bahamas
Crew: 28 (including the captain) from Croatia and the Philippines
Gross tonnage: 95,824 tons
Type of vessel: LNG carrier
Shipmanagement: NYK LNG Shipmanagement (UK) Ltd.
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