Evaluated for contribution to continuous offering of ocean information

TOKYO - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that the following 15 MOL-operated / managed vessels won commendations from the commanders of the 3rd and 5th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters of Japan Coast Guard (JCG).

Vessels commended by 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters

  • Containership MOL Contribution
  • Containership MOL Courage
  • Containership MOL Commitment
  • VLCC Otowasan
  • VLCC Kasagisan
  • VLCC Kashimasan
  • LNG carrier Grand Mereya
  • VLCC Libra Trader
  • LNG carrier Energy Progress
  • Bulk carrier Awobasan Maru
  • VLCC Katsuragisan

Vessels commended by 5th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters

  • LNG carrier Al Wakrah
  • LNG carrier Al Bidda
  • LNG carrier Al Wajbah
  • LNG carrier Senshu Maru

To mark Japan Hydrography Day (Note), 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 over many years, and 15 of them were selected for the commendation.

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

MOL Managing Executive Officer Masanori Kato 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.