Hokuyo Kaiun Receives ISO Certifications for Crew Transfer Vessel 


NYK Group‘s Hokuyo Kaiun has received two ISO certifications from ClassNK for the safety management system of its crew transport vessel (CTV) for the offshore industry.

This certification will enable Hokuyo Kaiun, which mainly operates towing vessels in Japan, to operate and manage CTVs using an SMS compliant with international standards for a higher level of vessel operation safety, says the company.

Katsuya Nakano, president of Hokuyo Kaiun; Capt. Hisaya Higuchi, managing executive officer at NYK and Tsutomu Yokoyama, executive officer at NYK, attended the Dec. 26 ceremony awarding certificate of registration in Tokyo.

“We are pleased to have been of assistance in obtaining this certification,” says Higuchi. “The NYK Group emphasizes safety in all aspects of ESG management, including safe ship operations and employee safety, and this certification is a testament to our commitment. We will continue our efforts to further improve the quality of our vessels and ensure an even higher level of occupational health and safety for our crew members.”

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