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MOL Conducts Table Top Drill Centering on Grounding and Fire Involving LNG Carrier

04-12-2012 05:04 PM CET | Logistics & Transport

Press release from: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the completion of a table top drill based on the scenario of a fire in the engine room of the MOL-operated LNG carrier Grand Mereya in Tsugaru Strait, resulting in the vessel running aground. The 1st Regional Coast Guard Headquarters also cooperated in the drill, one of a regular series of events to help MOL prepare for unexpected incidents at sea.

The drill, held Tuesday, April 10, was aimed at strengthening MOL's emergency response structure based on the MOL Group Corporate Principles — protecting the environment by maintaining strict, safe operation and navigation standards.

Specifically, the exercise was designed to confirm the precise, smooth communication and response so critical in case of an incident involving LNG carriers in the waters off Japan.

Main participants included:
• 1st Regional Coast Guard Headquarters
• Mitsui O.S.K. Lines: President Koichi Muto was appointed as Executive Commander of the Emergency Control Headquarters. Participants from the MOL Head Office in Tokyo included eight executive officers and personnel from other related divisions
• Ship management company: MOL LNG Transport Co., Ltd.

The drill was based on the scenario that fire occurred in the engine room on the LNG carrier, which was under way in Tsugaru Strait toward the Port of Nagoya. Procedures included searching for missing persons, conveying injured persons, firefighting and more. As part of the drill, the vessel lost control by engine and steering, leading to the grounding accident.

It started with an initial report from the LNG carrier involved in the incident. MOL immediately reported to the 1st Regional Coast Guard Headquarters, organized an Emergency Control Headquarters and confirmed first-response tasks and procedures such as information gathering and communication among concerned parties, giving the vessel directions, and holding a media response drill.

MOL holds biannual table top drills based on different scenarios around the world, taking into account various conditions. The company continues to sharpen its group-wide emergency response readiness procedures by sharing know-how accumulated in these training sessions throughout the MOL Group fleet.

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MOL is one of the world’s largest multi-modal transport companies, operating 861 vessels and employing a workforce in excess of 9,200 worldwide. MOL operates one of the largest and most diverse networks of liner and logistics services around the globe, including weekly Transpacific, Transatlantic, Americas and Asia-Europe services.

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