NYK Containership Receives Japanese Pilots' Best Quality Ship Award

June 26, 2018

 NYK Lyra

The containership NYK Lyra has been recognized with the Best Quality Ship Award for 2017 by the Japan Federation of Pilots’ Associations (JFPA).*

The Best Quality Ship Award was founded in fiscal 2003 with the aim of enhancing awareness of not only safe vessel operations but also the need for environmental conservation within our 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 recognized 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 our most important task.

Award plaque and certificate
--About NYK Lyra
Length Overall: 288.59 meters
Breadth: 40.00 meters
Summer Load Draft: 14.022 meters
Gross Tonnage: 75,201 tons
Deadweight Tonnage: 78,231 tons
Ship Management: NYK Ship Management Pte. Ltd.

* Japan Federation of Pilots’ Associations (JFPA): Under the revised Pilotage Law, the JFPA was founded on April 1, 2007, as an incorporated national federation composed of district-wide pilot associations.

** Bridge Resource Management: Management method employing the concept of Cockpit Resource Management developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This method aims to utilize human resources on the bridge from where a ship is controlled, and to improve human interface.

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