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
|Captain||Santos B. Samblero|
|Crew||21 (including the captain) from Philippines|
|Gross tonnage||49,549 tons|
|Type of vessel||Wood-chip carrier|
|Shipowner||PACIFIC LIGHT MARINE S.A.(Principal: Hisamoto Kisen Co Ltd.)|