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March 18, 2011

Post-quake Update on Support for Victims of the Tohoku district - off the Pacific Ocean Earthquake
- MOL Ferry Helps Transport JSDF Personnel, Vehicles -

TOKYO - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today reported that MOL Ferry Co., Ltd., a MOL Group company, transported about 2,700 Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) personnel and about 930 emergency vehicles from Tomakomai in Hokkaido to Aomori, the capital of Aomori prefecture, on the main island of Honshu. The transport support was accomplished with four ferries, which made eight trips in total. This is part of MOL's ongoing effort to provide aid to the quake- and tsunami-stricken areas.

"We express our sympathies to all the victims of this disaster," MOL President Koichi Muto said. "We continue to make every effort, on a group-wide basis, to assist with rescue and relief operations."

Transport summary:

From Tomakomai,

Sunday, March 13
Sunflower Sapporo 382 persons/143 vehicles
Sunflower Furano 382 persons/141 vehicles

Monday, March 14
Sunflower Shiretoko 152 persons/56 vehicles
Sunflower Daisetu 120 persons/49 vehicles

Tuesday, March 15
Sunflower Sapporo 361 persons/151 vehicles
Sunflower Furano 558 persons/152 vehicles

Thursday, March 17
Sunflower Sapporo 337 persons/110 vehicles
Sunflower Furano 393 persons/123 vehicles


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

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