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On May 12, NYK Lynx, a containership operated by NYK Line, rescued one person from a sailing yacht in distress 260 nautical miles off the Galapagos Islands. The yacht had been adrift for two weeks after encountering trouble with the main engine.

On May 8, NYK Lynx set out from Callao, Peru, on a course toward Manzanillo, Mexico. But while sailing through the Pacific on May 11, the ship received an alert from a yacht.

NYK Lynx immediately set a course for the yacht ??? maintaining contact the entire way ??? and successfully rescued one person in good health in the early morning of May 12.

The sailor is due to disembark NYK Lynx at the port of Manzanillo on May 15.

-- About NYK Lynx

 

Captain:

Liviu Vasile

Flag:

Panama

Crew:

24   seafarers   of various nationalities

(Romanian,   Russian, Croatian, Filipino)     

Gross Tonnage:  

75,201 tons

Type of Vessel:

Containership

Ship management:

Columbia Shipmanagement Pte. Ltd.

 

On April 30, NYK concluded a basic agreement on a time-charter contract for two new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers with Diamond Gas International Pte. Ltd.* NYK also concluded a contract with MI LNG Company Limited** (head office: Tokyo; president: Haruhiko Omi) for the construction of the LNG carriers.

These new ships will be delivered in 2018 and assigned to transport LNG for the Cameron LNG Project in the U.S. state of Louisiana which Mitsubishi Corporation (head office: Tokyo; president and CEO: Ken Kobayashi) under the ship management by NYK.

The new vessels will have apple-shaped tanks as part of the Sayaringo series of tanks, which have greater LNG-carrying capacity. These next-generation carriers will also have a structure that reduces ship weight and air resistance, in addition to a hybrid propulsion system combining a steam turbine and engines that can be fired by gas (STaGE; Steam Turbine and Gas Engines), resulting in dramatic cuts in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

In accordance with its ???More Than Shipping 2018??? medium-term management plan, NYK will continue its efforts to be a part of stable and economical LNG transport services.

* Diamond Gas International Pte. Ltd.

A Singapore-based wholly owned subsidiary of the Mitsubishi Corporation. 

**MI LNG Company Limited

A joint venture established in April 2013 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (equity ownership 51%) and Imabari Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (49%) for designing and marketing new LNG carriers.

Outline of LNG Carriers

(1)

Cargo   tank capacity:

about   165,000 cubic meters

(2)

Gross   tonnage:

about   146,200 tons

(3)

Length   overall:

about   293.5 meters

(4)

Breadth:

48.94   meters

(5)

Main   engine:

STaGE   (Steam Turbine and Gas Engines)

(6)

Speed:

19.5   knots

(7)

Shipbuilder:

Nagasaki Shipyard   & Machinery Works, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.

(8)

Delivery:

2018   (scheduled)

 

 

 

In response to the earthquake that occurred in Nepal on April 25, the NYK Group has started to collect and match donations from executives and employees throughout the group to aid those affected. NYK has deep compassion for those harmed by this natural disaster.

In 2004, the NYK Group established the NYK Group???JPF Joint Aid Supplies Transportation Projects with Japan Platform (JPF)* to support the quick recovery of areas impacted by disasters, and the group has since provided free ocean transport when requested by JPF.

NYK offers its wishes for a quick recovery.

*Japan Platform (JPF)

An international humanitarian assistance organization founded to provide quick and effective emergency relief during natural disasters and refugee situations. JPF activities are carried out in partnership with NGOs, the Japanese government, and the business community, all working together to draw on the resources and unique features of each sector. Website: http://www.japanplatform.org/