TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd has announced that the Japan Federation of Pilots' Association (JFPA) has presented its Best Quality Ship Award for fiscal year 2019 to two MOL-operated vessels: the bulk ship HAKUTAKA and the LNG carrier AL ZUBARAH.
The award was founded in 2003 to raise awareness of port and ocean environmental protection through safe operation of vessels and is presented to “excellent vessels from the viewpoint of pilots,” as selected by the JFPA.
For the FY2019 awards, seven vessels were selected from among those requesting pilot operations at pilotage districts throughout Japan during the months of September and October. The two MOL-operated vessels were named as “especially excellent vessels.” The awards recognise overall efforts on safe operation, ranging from crew members' exemplary performance of their tasks and thorough training related to bridge resource management (BRM), to a high consciousness of the need to maintain safe operation, completely maintaining the on-board chain of command centring on captains, establishing a co-operative system for pilots who guide the vessels, and proper maintenance of nautical equipment and boarding equipment.
As MOL forges ahead to become a 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.
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