Two NYK LNG Carriers Recognized for Reporting Seawater Temperatures
September 20, 2011
At the presentation
NYK LNG carriers Echigo Maru and LNG Jamal have been recognized by the commandant of the Japan Coast Guard for the long-term contribution that these ships have made in recording seawater temperatures.
Every September 12,* the commandant of the Japan Coast Guard recognizes individuals and organizations that have made contributions to marine information services. At this year’s presentation, held on the 140th anniversary of the founding the predecessor of the Japan Coast Guard Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, seven people and five organizations were presented with awards at the commandant’s room in Tokyo.
For many years, NYK has provided Japan’s Coast Guard with seawater temperatures, thus contributing greatly to the understanding of oceanic conditions. The information is used by the Japan Coast Guard’s Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, which is involved in a variety of marine research and information services, such as chart development and responses to marine environmental issues and disasters, including earthquakes.
NYK has been encouraged by this recognition and will continue its contribution to better understand our maritime environment.
*On September 12, 1871, the Ministry of the Navy’s Canals and Waterways Division, the predecessor of the Japan Coast Guard’s Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, was established and started the production of charts for Japan’s waterways.
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