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Asuka II, a cruise ship operated by NYK Cruises Co. Ltd. (head office: Yokohama; president: Hiroshi Hattori), met up with its “little sister” Lady Crystal while the larger vessel was calling at Harumi Passenger Ship Terminal in Tokyo during Japan’s Golden Week holidays that end April and begin May.

Lady Crystal, a yacht offering various day and evening cruises operated by The Cruise Club Tokyo (head office: Tokyo; president: Takao Eguro; wholly owned subsidiary), sailed alongside Asuka II and released balloons. The crew of Asuka II waved flags and hands, and both ships exchanged greetings. Guests thoroughly enjoyed the event, which was the first meeting of these sisters.

The NYK Group will continue its efforts to offer creative events welcomed by customers.

Global Vega, a bulk carrier operated by NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of NYK Line, rescued seven fishermen in distress on May 21 off the coast of Peru.

While Global Vega was sailing from the port of Acajutla, El Salvador, to the port of Callao, Peru, the vessel came upon a fishing boat having engine trouble. Food and fresh water were provided to the fishermen and their boat was moored to Global Vega. Afterward, the fishermen and their boat were safely delivered to the Peruvian Coast Guard.


 About Global Vega

Captain: Arturo F. Ignacio (Filipino)

Flag: Panama

Crew: 22 seafarers

Gross Tonnage: 32,370 tons

Type of Vessel: Bulk Carrier

Shipowner: NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers Ltd.

Ship-management: NYK Shipmanagement Pte Ltd.

NYK donated to the organizations which dedicate to the support for children in the aspects of education and others. The donation was correlating monetary amount from the NYK’s volunteer point system.

The NYK’s volunteer point system was introduced in 2014 to encourage greater participation of the group’s officers and employees in activities that benefit society. The point is amassed in response to the activities NYK group employees participate, and a correlating monetary amount is donated by NYK to the charities. In 2016, three charities below engaged in activities that promote education and provide support to children were selected by balloting NYK volunteers.


-NPO Kid’s Door

An NPO that gathers student volunteers to provide educational support to economically disadvantaged children seeking admission into school in Japan.



-The MICHINOKU Future Fund

The fellowship which supports entering the college or university for children who lost parent by The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake.

Website: (English)


-International Children’s Action Network (ICAN)

An NPO tasked with providing medical care, education, and support for children in the Philippines to improve the health and livelihoods of them. They also provide international education in Japan.

Website: (Japanese)


NYK held meetings where each organization reported to NYK employees about their activities and how NYK’s donation was used last year.

NYK will make every effort to remain a good corporate citizen and enhance its corporate value for all stakeholders by continuing the company’s support of social contribution activities by employees.