NYK ship saves stranded sailors near Malaysia
An NYK car carrier recently rescued 18 sailors adrift in a lifeboat in the South China Sea off Malaysia, the Japanese carrier said Friday.
NYK's Goliath Leader was sailing from Laem Chabang, Thailand, to Singapore at around 8 a.m. (local time) on Aug. 27, when the vessel came across sailors in a lifeboat in the northeast sea off the Malay Peninsula. Rescue operations were immediately set in motion, and all 18 sailors were rescued.
'The sailors had evacuated from their troubled vessel to a lifeboat in the South China Sea and after being rescued, disembarked in good health from Goliath Leader at Singapore on the next day,' NYK said in a statement.