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NYK held a 'Brush Up on Safety Awareness' competition on July 3, and three shipowners and ship-management companies i.e., Seno Kisen Co., Ltd., Hachiuma Steamship Co., Ltd., and Misuga Kaiun Co., Ltd. were recognized for their effective and original implementation of measures to motivate further safety awareness and encourage a sense of ownership among crew members.

This competition was part of the Remember Naka-no-Se safety campaign, which draws on the lessons learnt from the Diamond Grace oil spill in July 1997, to encourage all NYK Group employees to bear in mind the importance of safe operations. Since 2006, the NYK Group has been working on Near Miss 3000 activities with partner shipowners and ship-management companies, aiming to prevent accidents by making use of the slogan 'DEVIL Hunting!' to nip accidents in the bud by identifying and dealing with the often over-looked precursors to accidents, or DEVILs (Dangerous Events and Irregular Looks).

Nineteen shipowners and ship-management companies, both domestic and foreign, participated in this competition, the first year it was held. Five finalists made presentations and the top three companies receiving the most votes from 77 people representing 24 companies (including some of the participants) and NYK were recognized at the ceremony.

The NYK Group will continue its efforts to maintain safe operations in cooperation with NYK affiliates, shipowners, and ship-management companies.



Participants in 'Brush Up on Safety Awareness' Competition

Camellia Line Co., Ltd., Miyazaki Sangyo Kaiun Co., Ltd., Wallem Shipmanagement Ltd., Misuga Kaiun Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi Ore Transport Co., Ltd., Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Ltd., Kitaura Kaiun Co., Ltd., MMS Co., Ltd.,WILHELMSEN SHIP MANAGEMENT SDN.BHD., Tagashira Kaiun Co., Ltd., NYK Shipmanagement Pte. Ltd., Azimuth Ship Management Sdn. Bhd., V. SHIPS Asia Group Pte.Ltd., Kyoei Tanker Co., Ltd., Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd., Misuga Kaiun (HK) Limited, Hachiuma Steamship Co., Ltd., NYK LNG Shipmanagement (UK) Ltd., Seno Kisen Co., Ltd.