November 26, 2014
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
“K” Line Pure Car Carrier Cooperates in Rescue of 4 Crewmen from Yacht
with Rudder Trouble in the Atlantic Ocean
On November 13, 2014, “K” Line PCC vessel “MICHIGAN HIGHWAY” was requested by MRCC Delgada (*) to rescue the yacht “Hunter” that had sent distress signal in the Atlantic Ocean. In compliance with the request, “MICHIGAN HIGHWAY” immediately headed for the position and successfully rescued 4 crewmen in good health without any injuries. All those who were rescued safely disembarked at Livorno port in Italy on November 20.
(*) MRCC Delgada : Maritime Rescue Coordination Center Delgada
4 crewmen on the yacht “Hunter” waiting for rescue of “MICHIGAN HIGHWAY”
About “MICHIGAN HIGHWAY”
Master： Capt. Ognyan Stanakiev Nikolov
Crew： 23 (Bulgarian, Filipino)
Gross Tonnage： 56,951 tons
Type of Vessel： Pure Car Carrier