Press Release


Press Release

March 31, 2015

MOL to Launch Biannual Vessel Safety Campaign
- Forging ahead to become the world leader in safe operation -

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the launch of its biannual safety campaign on April 1, targeting all MOL group-operated vessels.

MOL positions safe operation as a social commitment and the highest priority in all of its business activities, as the company forges ahead to become the world leader in safe operation. As part of these efforts, President Muto, executives, and other personnel will conduct an extensive series of visits to MOL-operated vessels in Japan and overseas. During the visits, they will meet with seafarers who are responsible for safe operation on the front lines and exchange information and opinions about ways to prevent safety-related incidents.

Proposals and ideas gained through this campaign, which is held twice a year with a different theme, will be shared throughout the MOL Group and among group-operated vessels to further enhance the group's safe-operation structure.

Outline of campaign

  • Campaign period
    Wednesday, April 1 to Friday, May 15, 2015
  • Main theme
    Introduce a case study of an incident that occurred on a vessel, and then hold discussions about "safe behavior", which is essential to preventing similar incidents. The campaign will also introduce the practical method of Behavior Based Safety (BBS), which establishes safety by cultivating subconscious factors in human behavior to increase "safe behavior" and reduce "unsafe behavior”. This method is aimed at cultivating a cycle - set a team target of "safe behavior" and observe each other’s behavior and provide feedback among the team to achieve the target. In addition, the campaign aims to develop a solid, united safety culture among all MOL Group employees at sea and on land, with a corporate culture that makes safe operation the highest priority, and instilling this as a shared value through program such as this.
  • Target vessels
    MOL-operated vessels (dry bulkers, tankers, LNG carriers, car carriers, containerships) MOL Group company-operated vessels (ferries, cruise ship, etc.)

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