NYK boxship rescues Filipino fishermen

An NYK containership came to the rescue of seven Filipino fishermen on 3 October.

The NYK Joanna was sailing from Vung Tau, Vietnam to Japan its crew discovered the fishermen adrift off the coast of the Philippines. The seven fishermen were all rescued in the space of two hours.

The fishermen had departed from Pangasinan in the Philippines on 30 September, and their boat had overturned and sunk in bad weather on 2 October. The rescued fishermen were taken onboard the NYK Joanna to Tokyo from where they returned home to the Philippines.

Posted 14 October 2015

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Marcus Hand

Editor, Seatrade Maritime News

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