Cruise Ship Fuji Maru Assists in Iwate Prefecture
TOKYO — Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today reports that its ocean cruise ship Fuji Maru has provided free day-use services such as meals, baths, and rest for victims of the Tohoku–Pacific Ocean Earthquake at ports in Iwate Prefecture.
About 1,000 people in Ofunato and Rikuzen-takata cities took advantage of the service at Ofunato port on April 11 and 12, and about 300 people at Kamaishi port on April 13. On the evening of April 11, the Fuji Maru received an expression of thanks from the city of Ofunato, delivered by Mayor Komei Toda.
The Fuji Maru continues to provide day services at Kamaishi port for one more day, and then will call at Ofunato port again on April 15 for the same purpose.Finally, the ship is to call at Miyako port April 16 and 17 to provide services for people in that area.