NYK EAGLE Operated By ONE Rescued Crew Members From Sinking Coastal Vessel
On 20 June 2019, NYK EAGLE which is operated by Ocean Network Express (ONE), helped to rescue crew members from sinking the coastal vessel. NYK Eagle was involved in this combined rescue operation with Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) and regional Maritime Rescue Coordination Centres.
NYK EAGLE was able to rescue 6 crew members safely from a sinking coastal vessel in the Eastern Gulf of Aden.
When NYK EAGLE received a request from CMF to assist a small sinking coastal vessel, it was navigating the ocean and also NYK EAGLE was closest to the affected vessel. NYK EAGLE carried a thorough and cautious rescue approach on the small sinking coastal vessel and successfully ended by rescuing 6 crew members. The Japan Navy helicopter airlifted other 2 other crew members and took them to the Japan Naval. Then on 22 June 2019 NYK EAGLE sailed to Djibouti to disembark the 6 crew members and resumed her sea passage to Rotterdam.