– Honored for Continuously Providing Information on Marine Conditions –

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL, head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that eleven MOL-operated/managed vessels have received commendations from the commanders of the 3rd, 5th and 10th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters of the Japan Coast Guard (JCG).

Vessels commended by 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters
Iron Ore Carrier BAOSTEEL EMOTION Containership ONE COMPETENCE
Iron Ore Carrier RMC ALTAIR Containership MOL MANEUVER
Ore Coal Carrier MIDNIGHT DREAM LNG Carrier ENERGY NAVIGATOR
Ore Coal Carrier JASPER DREAM

Vessel commended by 5th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters
LNG Carrier AL ZUBARAH
Containership MOL CELEBRATION

Vessel commended by 10th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters
VLCC AZUMASAN
Woodchip Carrier ALBANY PIONEER

To mark Japan Hydrography Day *1, the commanders 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). This year, MOL’s vessels won praise for their significant contributions to the coast guard’s marine information services by providing observed data on seawater temperature and oceanic currents*2 over many years, and eleven of them were selected for special recognition.

Marine information provided by the merchant’s vessels helps the JCG Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, which collects marine information on ocean currents, tidal currents, and various other data, and in turn, provides navigation-related information to vessels calling at ports in Japan.

MOL Marine Safety Division General Manager Mitsuhisa Tanimoto was on hand for a September 12 commendation ceremony at the 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters and received a testimonial from the commander of the 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters.

MOL Marine Safety Division, General Manager, Mitsuhisa Tanimoto (right) receives the testimonial

MOL takes a comprehensive approach to providing marine information services and contributing to safe ocean transport and environmental conservation in a synergistic and sustainable way.

*1 Japan Hydrography Day, September 12, marks the founding of the predecessor of JCG Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department (September 12, 1871).

*2 Sea current information: Only vessels equipped with a specific navigational equipment can record sea current information.