The Operational Safety Committee, which is a subordinate organization of the Executive Committee, conducts analysis and deliberations on and ensures the rigorous enforcement of the safe operation of MOL Group-operated vessels.
The Committee is chaired by Chief Safety & Quality Officer (CSQO), who oversees the strategic planning and promotion for ensuring safety and quality throughout MOL group. The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing initiatives related to safe operation.
The Headquarters of Safety Operations is responsible for the formulation and implementation of measures related to groupwide safe operation, and instructs each divisions and group companies to implement safety measures.
*1 Mitsuhisa Tanimoto, Chief Safety & Quality Officer, currently serves as Chairperson of Operational Safety Committee and Director General of Headquarters of Safety Operations. （As of July 2023）
Four serious marine incidents occurred in 2006 on ships operated by our company. After the accident, the cause of the accident was thoroughly investigated, and the Safe Operation Support Center (Safety Operation Supporting Center: SOSC) was established in February 2007 with the motto, "Don't leave the captain alone," as an organization with functions of a help desk, supporting the ships from shore 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Currently, two people, including the captain on duty, monitor the movements of our company vessels, eliminate marine accidents caused by weather and sea conditions, and promptly implement security measures (such as piracy) and initial responses to marine accidents (including earthquakes and tsunamis). MOL Group vessels navigate oceans all over the world. Not only in bad weather situations such as winter storms, hurricanes and typhoons, and frozen river ports, but also in places like the Middle East, where political situations can be volatile, we must always be ready to take appropriate measures. We also go where there is a risk of the occurrence of wars, terrorism, and piracy. In other words, we must appropriately address myriad situations on a daily basis.
In recent years, it has become necessary to respond to unexpected and rapid deterioration of sea conditions and weather caused by abnormal weather. Cooperation between land and sea is becoming increasingly important in response to various risks associated with the deteriorating international situation.
SOSC goes beyond the boundaries of the operating department and comprehensively captures the latest location of all vessels in operation, weather information, and other risks that affect safe operation in real time. SOSC supports the captains and operators to make correct decisions by providing necessary information to the vessels and related land departments. With the lessons learned from past accidents in mind, we are making every effort to prevent serious accidents in order to become the world leader in safe operation.