2 MOL-Operated Vessels Earn 2021 ‘Best Quality Ship Awards’

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Takeshi Hashimoto) today announced that the Japan Federation of Pilots’ Association (JFPA) had presented its Best Quality Ship Award for fiscal year (FY) 2021 to two MOL-operated vessels—the LNG carrier LNG SATURN and the bulk carrier TAIYO.

LOA: 288.00m
Breadth: 48.94m
Gross tonnage: 136,739 tons, Credits: MOL
Bulk ship TAIYO
Bulk ship TAIYO
LOA: 234.88m
Breadth: 38.00m
Gross tonnage: 50,927 tons, Credits: MOL

The award was founded in 2003 to raise awareness of port and ocean environmental protection through the safe operation of vessels and is presented to “excellent vessels from the viewpoint of pilots,” as selected by the JFPA.

For the FY2021 awards, seven vessels, including the two operated by MOL, were selected from those requesting pilot operations in pilotage districts throughout Japan.

Mementoes and letters recognizing the award-winning ships, Credits: MOL
Mementoes and letters identifying the award-winning ships, Credits: MOL

To date, more than 20 vessels related to MOL have received this award. For FY2021, JFPA conducted a comprehensive evaluation to assess efforts to maintain marine equipment and boarding equipment, safety measures properly, and establish a cooperative system among crewmembers, including captains, for pilots who guide the vessels. The results of this evaluation led to the selection of the winning ships.

As MOL forges ahead to become the world leader in safe operation, it continually strives to contribute to marine safety and conservation of the global environment as a synergistic, sustainable company that grows in harmony with society.

Reference: MOL

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