NYK Luxury Cruise Aids Japan Tsunami Reconstruction

Press Release
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Cruise Shiip Asuka ll: Photo credit NYK

NYK hosts cruise aboard their Japan-based cruise ship to the region worst affected by the earthquake.

The two-night, three-day cruise on Asuka II (50,142 tons; 800-guest capacity; about 470 crew) set sail from Yokohama to Sendai, and the 750 guests were treated to a number of activities to allow them to learn more about Tohoku, the northeast area of Japan mostly affected by the March 11, 2011 tragedy.

Meals and drinks on board were made using local ingredients, and guest were given the opportunity to make local Tohoku handcrafts, to watch a movie filmed in the area, and were even treated to a live concert by actor-singer Masatoshi Nakamura, a Tohoku native.

A portion of each passenger’s fare will be donated to a trust overseen by the Japan Philanthropic Association and then contributed to Earthwatch Japan’s Post Tsunami Monitoring Project, which is conducting scientific research in Tohoku to foster the recovery of the area’s ecosystem. A donation box was also placed on the ship during this cruise to encourage additional contributions.

Since this tragic event, NYK has supported reconstruction efforts through the free transport of relief supplies and by organizing and sending teams of employee volunteers to the area.
 

 

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter April 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

ShipDC Launches with New Leader at the Helm

Ship Data Center Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary set up by ClassNK, has officially commenced operations of its big data center, ShipDC, from April 2016. Taking

New CMA CGM Agency in Puerto Rico

Shipping company CMA CGM announced the inauguration of its new agency in San Juan, Puerto Rico as from May 1, 2016.   The agency is opened in partnership with shipping agency Norton Lilly.

Harkand North America Salvaged by MBO

Ethos Offshore Completes Harkand North America Management Buy Out   A team led by AJ Jain, Harkand North America Managing Director, has agreed to a management

 
 
Maritime Security Naval Architecture Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0857 sec (12 req/sec)