Wallem crew rescue fisherman in Java Sea

29 April 2024 – A ship under the management of Wallem Group rescued a man who had been adrift in the Java Sea for two days last week after he had jumped from a fishing vessel, reportedly in preference to continuing to work without pay.

The Wallem-managed ship Angleviken rescued a fisherman off Indonesia on April 20th.

The man was picked up by Angleviken as the LR2 tanker approached anchorage at Balongan, Indonesia on 20th April, after Capt. Bhanu Kundi sighted a floating object approx. 20 degrees port, at approx. 2.5 nm ahead of the vessel and distance from nearest land approx. 12 nm from the ship at 12.30 local time. As the Viken-owned ship came closer, the object was identified as a person in the water supported by a life buoy.

With the Master giving orders to sound the General Alarm, a MOB (man overboard) announcement over the vessel’s PA system prompted Angleviken’s Indian, Ukrainian, and Filipino crew to start rescue operations. Conscious and uninjured, by 13.18, the man had been taken safely on board.

“The crew of Angleviken acted with exemplary speed and discipline to rescue a fellow seafarer in distress within an hour of the first sighting,” said Alexander Ostrovskiy, Senior Marine & Safety Manager, Wallem Group. “We thank them for their professionalism throughout this incident, and for once more demonstrating their over-riding commitment to the protection of life at sea.”

About Wallem

Wallem Group is a leading provider of technology driven maritime solutions, offering services supporting the complete lifecycle of a vessel from newbuilding supervision to end-of-life recycling guidance. Wallem’s extensive portfolio includes asset management, crewing, training, ship management, safety and compliance management and agency services.

As one of the largest and most experienced solutions providers globally, Wallem offers world-class support to shipowners by bringing its customer-centric and transparent approach to all aspects of fleet operation. Wallem combines technology and forward-thinking to deliver on safety, technical, and commercial performance without compromise. Wallem believes in collaboration to foster innovation in meeting future needs.

Wallem operates globally with a shore-based team of 700 people and 7,000 highly qualified seafarers, serving nearly all vessel segments.