Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Bulk Freight And Container Line Lead The Way On Safety

MOL Practice What They Preach
Shipping News Feature

WORLDWIDE – As they have for the past four years Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) are holding global safety conferences in 2011 for the benefit of their crews, concentrating on those nations which supply the bulk of the group’s seafarers for their container and other freight vessels. The conferences are intended to explain the MOL Group’s measures to ensure safe operation and encourage an open exchange of information and ideas about those measures.

On the 16th February in Tokyo, about 70 seafarers who were on leave took part in the conference. About 90 personnel attended the event in Mumbai on 22nd February and about 120 were on hand in Zadar, Croatia on the 1st March. The next event is scheduled for Manila on the 16th March. The programme of events opened with a strong message from MOL President Koichi Muto who said:

"Safe operation supports development of our fleet, stated in the current midterm management plan ‘GEAR UP! MOL’, and our goal is to become the world leader in safe operation. To achieve this goal with enhancing credibility and trust from our customers, I hope all seafarers on the front lines of safe operation will be motivated to further enhance the safety of the MOL Group fleet.”

Senior Managing Executive Officer Soichi Hiratsuka (also Director-General of the Safety Operations Headquarters) and other MOL executives also participated in the conference, and actively exchanged opinions with seafarers through presentations, group discussions covering marine incidents, and so on, strengthening their resolve to ensure the safety of vessel operations.

Photo: MOL President Koichi Muto addresses a conference.