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MOL Tabletop Drill Prepares for Serious Marine Accident

– Scenario Has Fire in Engine Room on Wood Chip Carrier off Japanese Coast – Source: MOL TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Takeshi Hashimoto) today announced that it conducted a tabletop drill, based on a simulation of a serious marine accident involving a woodchip carrier owned by MOL and operated by MOL Drybulk Ltd. (President and Representative Director: Kazuhiko Kikuchi; Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo). These periodic drills are aimed at confirming MOL Group’s emergency response system in preparation for serious marine accidents. The drill, held on October 12, was designed to demonstrate that the company can respond swiftly and appropriately in case of a serious marine accident and maintain the timely flow of accurate information, while building group-wide safety awareness. MOL also strives to further sharpen its group-wide emergency response readiness through these regular exercises. Under the drill scenario, a fire broke out in the engine room of a fully laden woodchip carrier-owned by MOL and operated by MOL Drybulk-while underway in the Seto Inland Sea. The vessel was anchored immediately after the incident began, but it caused damage to nearby fish farms. The fire continued to burn, and one crewmember required an emergency medical evacuation. Upon receiving

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