Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced on December 6, the company held a commendation ceremony for “MOL Presidential Award to the Officers and Engineers 2016” on December 2.
The awards are intended to recognize the ongoing safety-related contributions of the MOL Group crewmembers while inspiring the next generation of leaders, cooperating with fellow seafarers and ship management companies. The recipients share a commitment to education and training of junior fellows, an exemplary attitude, and years of success ensuring the safety of the MOL Group fleet.
The ceremony has been held every year since 2008 and 66 dedicated mariners to date have received the awards.
This year’s ceremony honored a total of seven officers and engineers from the Philippines, India, Croatia, and Russia. They received commemorative plaques and extra prizes from MOL President & CEO Junichiro Ikeda, who expressed gratitude to their contributions to safe operation over the years, and urged them to inspire younger crewmembers toward similar success.
MOL strives to improve safety awareness and cultivate skilled seafarers, who are inspired by the award recipients as good role models, and forges ahead to become the world leader in safe operation.