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NYK Group Rescues Yachtsman off the Coast of Western Australia

November 9, 2018


During the rescue

Shiosai, a bulk carrier operated by NYK Bulkship (Atlantic) NV., rescued a distressed yachtsman on October 23 (local time) off the coast of Western Australia.

While Shiosai was navigating in the southern Indian Ocean, the vessel received a call from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) of Australia to cooperate with a search and rescue operation for a distressed yacht. The ship immediately headed to the instructed area, and in bad weather and heavy swells rescued a man in a yacht whose mast had broken. The rescued yachtsman is in good health and will disembark at the next port.

-- About Shiosai
Captain: Rafael A. Virtudazo
Flag: Japan
Gross Tonnage: 89,777 tons
Type of Vessel: bulk carrier
Ship-management: Kitaura Kaiun Co., Ltd

 

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