PCTC Rescues 303 people in the South China Sea
MV Helios Leader, a pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) owned by NIPPON YUSEN KAISHA (NYK) and managed by NYK Shipmanagement Pte Ltd (NYKSM), rescued 303 people in distress at approximately 19:30 (local time) on November 7, 2022.
Helios Leader was sailing from the port of Nagoya, Japan to the port of Singapore when the ship received a rescue request from the port authority of Sri Lanka via the port authority of Singapore.
Helios Leader immediately headed to the area in the South China Sea and rescued 303 people. Those rescued were in good health and disembarked at the Vietnamese port of Vung Tau on November 8.
Captain: Capt. Anil Choudhary
Gross Tonnage: 60,212 tons
Type of Vessel: Pure Car and Truck Carrier
Ship Management: NYK Shipmanagement Pte Ltd
The boat in distress