Ore Carrier Recognized for Meteorological Contributions

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

June 8, 2020

Owari Maru  (Photo: NYK)

Owari Maru (Photo: NYK)

An NYK-operated ore carrier Owari Maru was awarded the Meteorological Agency's Director-General Award on June 1 for the contribution the ship has made to meteorological business development by observing marine weather conditions and transmitting observation results over an extended period of time.

Every year, Japan’s minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT), together with the director-general of the Japan Meteorological Agency, commend vessels that have participated in observing and reporting marine weather conditions, and NYK-operated vessels have now been awarded the Meteorological Agency's Director-General Award for three consecutive years since 2018.

Owari Maru, which was recognized this year, has been in operation since 2007, annually transporting about 1.6 million tons of iron ore mainly from Australia to Japan.

NYK said it will continue to provide information on marine weather conditions to help ensure ship safety.

Owari Maru
Length overall: 319.58 meters
Breadth: 54 meters
Designed draft: 18.1 meters
Gross tonnage: 113,928 tons
Deadweight tonnage: 229,013 tons
Ship management: Hachiuma Steamship Co. Ltd.

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