News Release

Wednesday, 09 November 2016

MOL Presents Long-Service Awards, Hosts Family Day for Filipino Seafarers


- Appreciation for Contributions of Seafarers and Support by Their Families -


TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that its group seafarer manning company Magsaysay MOL Marine, Inc.(*) (MMM; Headquarters: Manila, the Philippines; President: Francisco D. Menor) held a long-service awards presentation ceremony for Filipino seafarers who work for MMM in Manila on November 4, and hosted a Family Day event the following day. MOL Chairman Koichi Muto and Senior Management Officer Masaaki Nemoto attended both events.

Awards and recognition went to seafarers with 15 years of service aboard MOL-operated vessels and a total of about 80 awardees and their families attended. MOL Chairman Koichi Muto expressed appreciation for the contributions of the seafarers who play a key role in safe vessel operation, and their families who support them during their months away at sea. A recipient commented his motivation to get promoted, while another recipient thanked MMM's attention towards his family during his duties at sea.


MOL Chairman Koichi Muto delivers a greeting at the long-service awards ceremony.


Family Day was held at an amusement complex in Manila, drawing about 3,500 seafarers and their families. Chairman Muto expressed his gratitude for their support towards safe operations. He also greeted attendees to unite as "One MOL" and drive forward safe operations of vessels together.

MOL Group continually conducts such programs in the Philippines and other countries that are home to seafarers, striving to provide a pleasant working environment while expressing appreciation for their contributions to the company's success.


 


Scene of Family Day


(*) Magsaysay MOL Marine, Inc.
Magsaysay MOL Marine, Inc. is an MOL seafarer manning company in Manila. It was jointly established by MOL and its partner in the Philippines, Magsaysay Maritime Corporation, in March 1997.