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During the month of July, NYK held three safety promotion conferences for shipowners and ship-management companies. The first two conferences were held at the NYK head office in Tokyo and the third was convened at Imabari city in Ehime prefecture.

Every summer, NYK conducts the Remember Naka-no-Se safety campaign, which draws on the lessons learnt by the Diamond Grace oil spill in July 1997 to encourage all NYK Group board members, employees, and related partners to bear in mind the importance of safe operations. These safety promotion conferences are conducted as part of this safety campaign to prevent the lessons of the Diamond Grace accident from fading away 20 years after the spill occurred.

This year, a total of 193 participants from 88 companies gathered at the three conferences. Under the slogan "Brush Up on Safety Awareness,??? participants exchanged information mainly about physical and mental issues that may lead to accidents and troubles by crew members.

In addition, NYK expressed its gratitude for the participants??? implementation of safety measures that began after last year???s conferences and encouraged the participants to take part in the campaign???s safety promotion competitions.

The NYK Group will continue to hold these conferences in order to ensure the safety of the entire NYK fleet, including NYK Group affiliates, shipowners, ship-management companies, and marine- and land-related parties.