NYK Vessel Rescues Family in Distress

On July 21, Forest Venus, an NYK-operated wood-chip carrier, rescued a family of five adrift in the Pacific Ocean. Forest Venus had departed from the port of Hachinohe in Aomori prefecture on July 7 for San Antonio, Chile. While en route on July 20, the U.S. Coast Guard based in Hawaii, phoned the vessel requesting them to rescue a family stranded after their boat had stalled. Forest Venus immediately maneuvered toward the boat, arrived on the...

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Eco-friendly NYK Coal Carrier Honored as 2012 Ship of the Year

Soyo, an NYK-owned coal carrier, has been selected as the 2012 “Ship of the Year” by the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (JASNAOE). An awards ceremony was held on July 25, and Mitsuhiko Sunouchi, the general manager of NYK’s Technical Group was presented with the recognition by JASNAOE. JASNAOE’s “Ship of the Year” award has been presented every year since 1990 to a Japan-built vessel that the society...

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