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Key Opus, a bulk carrier operated by NYK, rescued a yachtsman in distress in the South Pacific on April 15.

While Key Opus was sailing from Brisbane, Australia, to Mejillones, Chile, the vessel received a request from the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center of New Zealand to assist a yachtsman who had become stranded due to bad weather. The rescued Polish yachtsman is in good health and will be delivered from Key Opus to Polish consulate when the vessel arrives in Chile.


- About Key Opus

Captain: Valle Allan Amagsila

Flag: Panama Crew: 19 seafarers, including the captain

Gross Tonnage: 42,999 tons

Type of Vessel: bulk carrier

Shipowner: Yamamaru Kisen Co., Ltd.