MOL Wins Crew Change Champion Award from Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

Tokyo - November 06, 2020

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that it has received the Crew Change Champion Award at the Singapore Registry of Ships Forum 2020 (Note) hosted online by the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore on November 3. The award recognizes MOL's successful efforts in implementing crew changes while taking thorough measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection.

Owing to COVID-19, many countries have restricted entry and travel which severely affecting crew changes. Under this situation, MOL and its group manning company, Magsaysay MOL Marine Inc. implemented enhanced measures to prevent infection in seafarers' home countries before they entered Singapore, in cooperation with MPA, and implemented crew changes in Singapore while taking strict safety measures. The MOL Group strives to ensure continual and stable crew changes with MPA in Singapore, which is one of its major calling ports.

The MOL Group implements appropriate crew changes while making COVID-19 prevention among seafarers as its top priority, while helping to maintain and expand global economic activity through safe and stable transport services.

(Note) the Singapore Registry of Ship (SRS) is Singapore’s ship registry institute, established in 1966, and currently a division of MPA. Companies and organizations that contribute to SRS activities are awarded at the annual SRS Forum.


MOL Executive Officer and MOL (Asia Oceania) Pte. Ltd. Managing
Director Koichi Yashima, left, and MPA Director of Shipping Goh Chung Hun.
Image by MOL


Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. press release