October 02, 2023
TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Takeshi Hashimoto) today announced that eight MOL Group-managed vessels have received commendations from the Commandant of the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) (Note 1) and the Commander of the JCG 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters (Note 2).
[Vessels commended by Commandant of Japan Coast Guard]
[Vessels commended by Commandant of 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters]
To mark Japan Hydrography Day (Note 3), the Commandant of the Japan Coast Guard and the Commander of the Regional Coast Guard Headquarters presented testimonials to individuals and organizations that have contributed to marine information services (assisting with research related to the sea and marine information). Marine information (observation data on seawater temperature, ocean and tidal currents, ship position information, etc.) provided by merchant vessels helps the JCG Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, which collects this information and various other data, and in turn provides navigation-related information to vessels calling at ports in Japan. The provision of marine information to the Japan Coast Guard helps enhance the safety of the entire maritime industry, and the MOL Group has been providing data on an ongoing basis in addition to its normal operational activities.
The MOL Group continues to take a comprehensive approach to providing marine information services and contributing to safe ocean transport and environmental conservation in a synergistic and sustainable way.
(Note1) Commendation from Commandant of Japan Coast Guard: Targets vessels that have provided marine information for more than six years up to the present, and submitted more than a specified number of reports.
(Note2) Commendation from Commander of Regional Japan Coast Guard Headquarters: Targets vessels that have provided marine information for more than three years up to the present, and submitted more than a specified number of reports.
(Note3) Japan Hydrography Day, September 12, is derived from the founding of the predecessor of the JCG Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, on September 12, 1871 (July 28 on the lunar calendar).
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MOL Group identifies "Sustainability Issues" (Materiality) as our key issues for sustainable growth with society through realization of the Group Vision.
We anticipate this initiative to contribute especially to the realization of "Safety & Value -Provide added value through safe transportation and our social infrastructure business-".