ONE’s Operating Vessel Rescued Crew Members from Sinking Coastal Vessel in the Eastern Gulf of Aden


On 20 June 2019, Ocean Network Express (ONE) operated vessel, NYK EAGLE, was involved in a combined rescue operation involving Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) and regional Maritime Rescue Coordination Centres. NYK EAGLE safely rescued 6 crew members from a sinking coastal vessel in the Eastern Gulf of Aden.

NYK EAGLE was navigating the ocean when it received a request from CMF to assist a small sinking coastal vessel, as NYK EAGLE was closest to the affected vessel. A thorough and cautious rescue approach was carried out by NYK EAGLE on the small sinking coastal vessel, rescuing 6 crew members. 2 other crew members were airlifted by the Japan Navy helicopter and taken to the Japan Naval. NYK EAGLE then sailed to Djibouti to disembark the 6 crew members on 22 June 2019 and resumed her sea passage to Rotterdam.

[Outline of NYK EAGLE]

  • Captain: Mr. Noel Fernandes
  • Flag: Panama
  • Type of Vessel: Container vessel
  • Gross Tonnage: 144,285.00 tons
  • Ship Management: NYK Shipmanagement Pte Ltd