June 13, 2012
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
Cooperation with Rescue of Small Boat in Distress
-Pure Car Carrier(PCC) “TEXAS HIGHWAY”-
“TEXAS HIGHWAY”, a Pure Car Carrier(PCC) , cooperated with rescue operation of a small boat that was in distress about 500 miles east off Chosi on June 7th.
On 7th of June, 2012 at 10:40 (Local Time), K Line fleet PCC “TEXAS HIGHWAY” was requested by Japan Coast Guard to rescue the small boat “Gulliver” that had sent distress signal in the sea area vicinity. At 13:00 on the same day, in compliance with the request, “TEXAS HIGHWAY” immediately headed for the missing position under rough sea conditions. On 8th of June, 2012 at 12:37,“TEXAS HIGHWAY” found the British adventurer.
“TEXAS HIGHWAY” tried to rescue the boat; however it was difficult to rescue the boat alone due to such severe weather conditions. Under the command of the Japan Coast Guard, “TEXAS HIGHWAY” drifted in the vicinity of “Gulliver” and supported the boat while it waited for arrival of a Patrol boat. After the arrival, at 17:06 of the same day, “TEXAS HIGHWAY” returned to her normal voyage. At 18:00 of the same day, the Patrol boat informed “TEXAS HIGHWAY” that the adventurer was safely rescued. We praise the rescue of Japan Coast Guard and continue to cooperate with them.
About “TEXAS HIGHWAY”
Management Company：TAIYO NIPPON KISEN CO, LTD.
Crew：21 (7 Japanese, 14 Filipinos)
Gross Tonnage：55,458 tons
Type of Vessel：Pure Car Carrier