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March 13, 2011

Support for victims of the Tohoku district - off the Pacific Ocean Earthquake

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today reported that MOL has begun the following support activities to help victims of the quake and to help restore their homes and cities.

  • MOL has decided to donate ¥50 million to help support and rescue victims of the quake.
  • MOL executives and employees have organized a charity donation program within the MOL Group of companies, the proceeds of which will be donated to organizations that are working to support victims and rebuild their cities.
  • At the request of the government, MOL Ferry Co., Ltd. of our group company determined to cooperate for transporting members of the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) who were assigned to rescue operations in northeast Japan. This afternoon, four ferries - Sunflower Sapporo, Sunflower Furano, Sunflower Shiretoko, Sunflower Daisetsu - started taking on transport of vehicles and members of the JSDF from Tomakomai in Hokkaido to Aomori, which is close to the quake-stricken area.

We continually announce any other operations to aid quake victims as they develop.

We express our heartfelt sympathies to the families and friends of those who lost loved ones in the earthquake. At the same time, we wish for the best for the victims of the earthquake.


Sunflower Sapporo taking on transport
of viecles of JSDF at Tomakomai port


Viecles of JSDF being unloaded at Aomori port

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