12th Feb 2019 – Singapore – On 8 February 2019, Ocean Network Express (ONE) conducted a joint crisis management drill with Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) based on the scenario of ONE chartered vessel being involved in a fire and explosion accident. The drill involved about 65 participants from the Global Headquarters (GHQ) office of ONE in Singapore, ONE Japan in Tokyo and the NYK head office. The cooperation received from many various departments and related parties enabled this drill to be realistic and practical as the participants reviewed their possible response and procedures and examined
emergency measures with one another.
A fire broke out inside a container on board at Tokyo Oi container terminal. An explosion triggered despite efforts of the crew and other fire-fighting brigades, with casualties suffered by the shore workers and crews being evacuated.
1) Upon receiving an initial urgent report about the accident, ONE set up a crisis management centre and handled first response tasks such as information gathering and set-up of communication among parties concerned.
2) ONE continues to play our crucial role together with related authorities in Japan, the ship owner and the ship manager, to control and minimize the fire, account for crew safety.
3) ONE carefully confirmed the steps to be taken to mitigate the negative impact on customers as well as the vessel and its crew cooperating with NYK and related parties. ONE made press release as the situation progressed.