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NYK carries out crisis-response drill on LNG vessel

LNG Industry,

NYK has carried out a crisis-response drill based on the scenario of a serious accident happening on an LNG vessel managed by NYK.

The drill is part of the company’s “Remember Naka-no-Se Campaign”, which is carried out annually to remind NYK Group members of the importance of safe operations and to ensure that lessons remain learnt from the oil spill that occurred in July 1997 from VLCC Diamond Grace.

A summary of the drill is provided below:

  1. NYK established a crisis-management headquarters in response to an urgent report from the LNG vessel.
  2. NYK reported information about the accident to the Japan Coast Guard.
  3. NYK handled the accident at its crisis management headquarters by seeking direction from the Japan Coast Guard and related parties in order to recover power and refloat the LNG vessel as soon as possible.
  4. NYK sent out press releases as the situation progressed, responded to media inquiries, and held a mock press conference at which NYK executive vice president Tadaaki Naito, NYK corporate officer Tsutomu Shoji, and NYK LNG Shipmanagement Ltd. president Hiroshi Yonezawa explained the accident to the press.

Conducting the press conference.

By conducting this crisis-response drill with the Japan Coast Guard, NYK was able to reconfirm the importance of an immediate response to accidents, a quick collection of information, and the importance of immediate and precise explanations of accidents to the public.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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