On July 21, Forest Venus, an NYK-operated wood-chip carrier, rescued a family of five adrift in the Pacific Ocean.

Forest Venus had departed from the port of Hachinohe in Aomori prefecture on July 7 for San Antonio, Chile. While en route on July 20, the U.S. Coast Guard based in Hawaii, phoned the vessel requesting them to rescue a family stranded after their boat had stalled.

Forest Venus immediately maneuvered toward the boat, arrived on the scene and rescued the whole family including a child and a baby at around 8:10 a.m. the following morning. The rescued family is in good health and they will disembark from Forest Venus in San Antonio at the beginning of August.


About Forest Venus

CaptainSantos B. Samblero
Crew21 (including the captain) from Philippines
Gross tonnage49,549 tons
Type of vesselWood-chip carrier
ShipownerPACIFIC LIGHT MARINE S.A.(Principal: Hisamoto Kisen Co Ltd.)