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July 24, 2014

MOL's LNG Carriers are Commended for 'FY2013 Best Quality Ship Award'
- President Muto Meets with Captain and Chief Engineer, Exchanging Views and Working to Establish a More Solid Safe Operation System -


Captain Gaku Hinata (left) receives the certificate of commendation from MOL Managing Executive Officer Takaaki Inoue.

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that four MOL-operated and managed ships were selected for the FY2013 Best Quality Ship Awards by Japan Federation of Pilots’ Associations(*). MOL Senior Managing Executive Officer Masaaki Nemoto was on hand for the awards ceremony on June 24.

On July 17, President Muto and Managing Executive Officer Takaaki Inoue visited one of the four award-winning ships, the Energy Frontier, to congratulate the officers and crew. All executives and vessel officers renewed their determination to establish a stronger safe operation system.

After the ceremony, President Muto exchanged opinions with the Captain Gaku Hinata and Chief Engineer Kei Yoshimi. The captain and chief engineer, who play active roles on the forefront of safe operation, discussed safety issues and proposals from their front-line perspective to reaffirm the importance of safety.

MOL positions safe operation as its social mission and highest priority issue, and is unified in a variety of initiatives as it “forges ahead to become the world leader in safe operation.” The company conducts ongoing activities that contribute to marine safety and global environmental protection as a corporate entity that grows sustainably with society.

(*) Please refer to the press release on April 17, 2014


MOL President Koichi Muto (far left) exchanges opinions with the captain and chief engineer.

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