Honored for Continuously Providing Information on Marine Conditions
September 22, 2022
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Takeshi Hashimoto) today announced that 17 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).
Marine information provided by merchant vessels helps the JCG Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, which collects 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 continually takes a comprehensive approach to providing marine information services and contributing to safe ocean transport and environmental conservation in a synergistic and sustainable way.
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(*2) 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.
(*3) 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).
[MOL Group 5 Sustainability Issues]
MOL Group will contribute to realizing a sustainable society by promoting responses to sustainability issues, which are identified as social issues that must be addressed as priorities through its business.
We anticipate this initiative to contribute especially to the realization of "Safety & Value -Provide added value through safe transportation and our social infrastructure business-".
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. press release