November 21, 2013
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
“K” Line to Support Typhoon Victims in the Philippines
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) has today announced that, in order to give relief to victims of Super Typhoon “Haiyan” and support disaster recovery efforts, it has decided to donate 5 million yen (approx. 50,000 US dollar) through The Rayomar Outreach Foundation Inc. (ROFI*), a charitable institution founded by Rayomar Group, “K” Line’s business partner in the Philippines, as well as to provide seafarers, their families, and students of maritime academies with financial support. At the moment, the estimated amount of the donation and the financial support is around 20 million yen (approx. 200,000 US dollar) in total.
In addition, “K” Line has decided to provide transportation of emergency relief supplies to the country free of charge by its containerships from Japan in conjunction with the Japanese Shipowners’ Association (JSA).
The typhoon that hit mid Philippines on November 8 brought great deal of damages to the country.
The Philippines is the largest supplier of seafarers in the world, and a number of Filipino seafarers are on board vessels operated by “K” Line.
“K” Line would express its most sincere sympathy to all those affected by the typhoon and hopes its support may be of any help for the soonest recovery of the damaged area.
*ROFI is a charitable institution to support a livelihood, medical care and education, as well as to as to collect donation and to support volunteering activities.