News Release

Friday, 14 October 2016

MOL to Launch Biannual Vessel Safety Campaign


- Forging ahead to become the world leader in safe operation -



TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL (President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda)) today announced the launch of its biannual safety campaign to begin on October 15, targeting all MOL group-operated vessels.

MOL views safe operation as a social commitment and gives it the highest of priorities in all of its business activities, helping the company to forge ahead and become a world leader in safe operation. As part of these efforts, President, executives, and other personnel will conduct an extensive series of visits to MOL-operated vessels in Japan and overseas. During the visits, they will meet with seafarers who are responsible for safe operation on the front line and exchange information and opinions about safety-related issues to find ways to prevent incidents.

Proposals and ideas gained through this campaign will be shared throughout the MOL Group and among group-operated vessels to further enhance the group's safe-operation structure.

Outline of Campaign

  • Campaign period: Saturday, October 15 to Friday, March 31, 2017
  • Main theme

    Introduce the importance of "Return to Basics" by focusing on overconfidence / carelessness, one of the reasons for recent serious incidents and troubles. This will be followed by discussions about the preventative measures of seafarer experiences relating to overconfidence / carelessness obtained by crewmembers at last campaign and what causes people to become overconfidence / carelessness when carrying out their work.

    Through the discussions, the campaign aims to develop a solid, united safety culture among all MOL Group executives and employees at sea and on land. MOL's corporate culture that puts safe operation as the highest priority will be emphasized.

  • Target vessels
    MOL-operated vessels (dry bulkers, tankers, LNG carriers, car carriers, containerships) and MOL Group company-operated vessels (ferries, cruise ships, etc.)