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“K”ARE program received a “Special Award” for Safety and Smart Environment for Seafarers

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) has received a Special Award for Safety and Smart Environment for Seafarers (SSS) sponsored by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) for the “K”ARE program (Note 1) to promote instilling “Non-Technical Skills” into seafarers.

Special Award for Safety and Smart Environment for Seafarers is an award system implemented as part of the initiatives in the 11th Basic Plan for the Prevention of Seafarers’ Accidents, and is designed to prevent seafarers’ occupational accidents, safe operation, health management, and labor support for ship owners, seafarers, and related parties. The purpose of this project is to contribute to the improvement of the working environment for seafarers as well as the prevention of accidents involving seafarers and marine accidents by commending the excellent efforts as the ” Special Award for Safety and Smart Environment for Seafarers ” and promoting the dissemination and utilization of such initiatives. The “K”ARE program was evaluated as one of the excellent initiatives.

“K” LINE continues to make efforts for maturing the organizational safety culture through the improvement of “Non-Technical Skills” and provide safe, sustainable, and high-quality transportation services that contribute to society.


From Right : Yukikazu MYOCHIN, President & CEO of “K” LINE; Kiyotaka AYA, Senior Managing Executive Officer of “K” LINE

(Note 1) “K”ARE program:

Through the “K”ARE program, everyone in the “K” LINE group both onboard and ashore will share its societal mission and values, and develop a truly open culture where each individual can naturally demonstrate leadership regardless of title or background. “K”ARE program has been introduced since this April, utilizing Norway based SAYFR’s insight and gamified learning apps.

Announced on 28 – April 2021: Introduction of the “K”ARE program