Container Ship MOL Summer Rescued 116 of 246 Survivors of Capsized Ferry

MOL Summer Photo: Olaf Schmidt

The officers and crew of the Mitsui O.S.K. Lines container ship, MOL Summer, deserve a special commendation for their rescue of 116 people following the capsizing and sinking of the passenger ferry MV Rabaul Queen off the coast of Papua New Guinea early Thursday. Eight merchant vessels assisted in the rescue operations.  Of the 246 survivors pulled from the sea, the crew of the MOL Summer rescued almost half.   Quite an accomplishment in high winds and seas for a crew of only 27.  The 38,332-dwt MOL Summer measures 246.8 m and has a maximum container capacity of 3,586 TEU.

Containership Rescues 116 Shipwreck Survivors

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  2. Roderick Voit says:

    Thank you so much MOL Summer for rescuing me and my other fellow brothers and sisters who survived in the capsized ferry Rabaul Queen. It’s been four years since (2 February,2012).

    I’m sitting here in my office and a thought hit me..I have to check out this ship, and here I leave this word of thank you. Words cannot express really how thankful we are to you for rescuing us. Thank you once again and may the Good Lord Bless your business and also Bless you!