“K“ Line conducts Emergency Response Exercise

Last week “K” Line (Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha) carried out an Emergency Response Exercise as a part of its training for an optimum emergency response prepared for any major maritime accidents. The scenario of the virtual exercise was that an ore carrier chartered by “K” Line collided with a coastal cargo carrier when she was transiting in Tokyo Bay.

“K” Line says it confirmed a series of emergency response processes by setting crisis-management headquarters upon receiving an incident report, by establishing communication channel with the ship owner and ship management company, and by conducting a mock press conference at the end of the exercise.

Online tools were effectively used on the assumption that many concerned members were working remotely in response to the COVID-19 outbreak to enhance communication during an emergency response, identifying points and tasks to work upon and improve.

A mock press conference was held both at the press room and online simultaneously. Many questions were raised by the attendees as media reporters, that “K” Line says made the event more realistic and momentous

“K” Line points out that the company’s principle and vision calls for enhancing ‘Safety’, ‘Environment’ and ‘Quality’ as evidenced by the Emergency Response Exercise and its ongoing promotion of safety in navigation, environmental conservation and quality enhancement.