NYK-operated Owari Maru, an ore carrier, was awarded the Meteorological Agency’s Director-General Award on June 1 for the contribution the ship has made to meteorological business development by observing marine weather conditions and transmitting observation results over an extended period of time.
Every year, Japan’s Minister of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport (MLIT), together with the director-general of the Japan Meteorological Agency, commend vessels that have participated in observing and reporting marine weather conditions, and NYK-operated vessels have now been awarded the Meteorological Agency’s Director-General Award for three consecutive years since 2018.
Owari Maru, which was recognized this year, has been in operation since 2007, annually transporting about 1.6 million tons of iron ore mainly from Australia to Japan.
NYK will continue to provide information on marine weather conditions to help ensure ship safety.
- Length Overall: 319.58 meters
- Breadth: 54.00 meters
- Designed Draft: 18.10 meters
- Gross Tonnage: 113,928 tons
- Deadweight Tonnage: 229,013 tons
- Ship Management: Hachiuma Steamship Co. Ltd.