NYK hosted seminar about safe navigation in the Gulf of Aden is supported by the British Embassy.
On September 17 at its head office in Tokyo, NYK, with the support of the Japanese Shipowners' Association, hosted a seminar on the topic of safe navigation in the Gulf of Aden.
The event was attended by 220 guests from Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism; Japan Coast Guard; the Japanese Shipowners' Association; other shipping firms; and other maritime organizations, among others.
A special guest from the UK Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO), which operates a vessel positioning system and maintains law in the area, headlined the event by providing an in-depth explanation about piracy in the area and the best measures of defense.
In April of this year, an unidentified boat attacked one of NYK's VLCCs. Other incidents involving NYK vessels have also occurred in the Gulf of Aden, so the company decided to host this seminar, which was supported by the British Embassy.
Before the seminar, Captain Gareth Derrick of the British Embassy in Tokyo and the UKMTO special guest paid a courtesy visit to NYK president Koji Miyahara, who asked for their continuing support of safe navigation on the seas around the world.