ONE Reveals Stranded Seafarer Rescue


Ocean Network Express (ONE), the sixth largest container shipping company in the world, has revealed that one its vessels was responsible for the rescue of a distressed sailor.

On October 31, 2018, ONE-operated container ship NYK Nebula discovered the French-Canadian seafarer in the North Atlantic Ocean, aboard a yacht with a torn sail.

Khashy Saravandi-Rad discusses rescue coordination protocols in a recent Port Technology technical paper

NYK Nebula was navigating the ocean when the vessel received a distressed call from the yacht, requesting urgent assistance.

According to a statement, the Nebula immediately deviated from its course and launched a rescue operation for the affected yacht.


Credit: Ocean Network Express (ONE)


Less than three hours after receiving the initial distress call, ONE declared the rescue operation a success.

Following the rescue, NYK resumed its sea passage to Southampton, with no delay caused by the unexpected situation.

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