The containership NYK Lyra has been recognised with the Best Quality Ship Award for 2017 by the Japan Federation of Pilots’ Associations (JFPA).
The Best Quality Ship Award was founded in 2003 with the aim of enhancing awareness of not only safe vessel operations but also the need for environmental conservation within Japanese ports and oceans.
Comprehensive evaluations by pilots were done for vessels that requested pilot operations at pilotage districts throughout Japan during the months of September and October 2017, and seven vessels were recognised for their excellent operations.
The ships were evaluated for their sure implementation of safety measures, sufficient training of bridge crew in Bridge Resource Management directive and command systems on board the vessel, crew awareness for safe operations, and systems in place for easing cooperation with pilots.
The NYK Group will continue its efforts to ensure safe operations, positioning safety as its most important task, stressed a release.