January 24, 2012
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
Company Certified as Complying with the Standard of Maritime Labour Convention 2006 by Class NK, Japan
VENTIS MARITIME CORPORATION (head office: Manila, Philippines, hereinafter called VMC*1), “K” Line’s group company, has been certified by Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, Japan (hereinafter called Class NK) as a company that properly recruits seafarers and finds work complying with Regulation 1.4 of MLC 2006 (Maritime Labour Convention, 2006)*2. This proves VMC’s Filipino seafarers working onboard “K” Line group fleet vessels are manned in accordance with the MLC regulation.
The attestation ceremony was held at Class NK Headquarters on January 23, 2012 with the attendance of Class NK Vice President Koichi Fujiwara, “K” Line Managing Executive Officer Captain Masami Sasaki and “K” Line Ship Management Co., Ltd.*3 President Satoru Kuboshima. (He also holds the post of board member of VMC.)
(Class NK Vice President Koichi Fujiwara delivers the certificate to “K” Line Ship Management Co.,Ltd. President Satoru Kuboshima)
From Right: “K” Line Ship Management Co.,Ltd President Satoru Kuboshima
“K” Line Managing Executive Officer Captain Masami Sasaki
Class NK Vice President Koichi Fujiwara
Class NK Certification Service Department General Manager Takao Kuboki
From now on, our other manning companies will be incorporating objective assessments from this third-party accreditation organization as well, and seafarers who are trained by the certified manning companies will strive for further improvement in high-quality transportation by strengthening safety and efficiency in navigation.
*1 VENTIS MARITIME CORPORATION (VMC)
The company was established as a joint venture company of “K” Line and RAYOMAR MANAGEMENT INC. in Philippines in 1989. The company steadily recruits and places Filipino seafarers on “K” Line fleet vessels.
*2 Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC)
International rules adopted by International Labour Organization (ILO) setting out seafarers' rights to decent conditions of work on a wide range of subjects such as employment, work and rest hours, accommodations, welfare, food, medical, etc.
*3 “K” Line Ship Management Co., Ltd.
“K” Line’s group ship management company (Head office: Tokyo, established in 1972).
It manages CONTAINERSHIPS, OIL TANKERS, LNG CARIIERS and LPG CARIIERS.