Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Container Shipping Giant Offers Aid to Typhoon Victims

MOL makes donation to Ketsana relief fund
Shipping News Feature

PHILLIPINES – Mitsui O.S.K. Lines today announced that it is to donate US$40,000 to relief efforts for the victims of Typhoon “Ketsana” that struck the Philippines at the end of September.

MOL is making the donation through Manila-based Magsaysay-Mitsui O.S.K. Marine, Inc., which provides recruitment and training of seafarers. The company has already started relief flights in the region, and is considering other relief activities.

MOL has a long relationship with the Philippines, and employs many Filipino mariners. MOL also operates the seafarer training company MOL Maritime Training Corp. in the Philippines.

The company previously sent aid supplies on its training ship Sprit of MOL to the Philippines when a typhoon hit the archipelago in June 2008.

(pic: MOL volunteers offering assistance)