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June 29, 2018

MOL to Launch 2018 Annual Vessel Safety Campaign
- Forging Ahead to Become a World Leader in Safe Operation -

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that its annual safety campaign will begin on July 1, targeting all MOL Group-operated and owned vessels.

Safety is a top priority in all MOL business activities. The company views safe operation as a key social obligation, and is committed to forging ahead to become a world leader in safe operation. As part of these efforts, the president, executives, and other personnel will actively conduct an extensive series of visits to MOL Group-operated and owned vessels. During their visits, they will meet with seafarers who are responsible for safe operation on the front line, and conduct detailed discussions with them to further reinforce the safety culture of all MOL seafarers and shore staff.

Proposals and ideas gained through this campaign will be shared throughout the MOL Group, including MOL Group-operated and owned vessels, to further enhance the group's safe-operation structure.

[ Campaign Details ]

  • Campaign period: Sunday, July 1, 2018 to Sunday, March 31, 2019
  • Main theme:
    -STOP and THINK MORE- Leads to Safer Behavior

    Probe the causes of similar types of onboard accidents and occupational injuries that repeatedly occur, and hold discussions with the crews on ways to break these cycles. In order to prevent accidents, we aim make "STOP and THINK MORE" a habit in our seafarers; that is to stop when we feel anxious or think something is wrong, imagine what are the hazards of the working process, and identify what is the correct and safe path forward.

  • Target vessels
    MOL-operated and MOL owned vessels (dry bulkers, tankers, LNG carriers, car carriers, containerships) and MOL Group company-operated vessels (ferries, cruise ships, etc.)

Through the discussions, the campaign is intended to help develop a solid, united safety culture among all MOL Group executives and employees at sea and on land; that is, a corporate culture based on a common set of values that places safe operation as the highest priority.

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