What A Drunken Captain On Mitsui OSK’s Nippon Maru Means For The Mauritius Wakashio Enquiry


The 'Nippon Maru' departs Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan on May 6, 2013. It is the largest ... [+] passenger cruise ship in MOL's fleet. Moment Editorial/Getty Images In December 2018, a cruise ship by one of Japan’s largest shipping companies, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), slammed into the side of a US Naval Base in Guam causing millions of dollars of damage. That ship was called the Nippon Maru. As part of the three separate enquiries conducted by the US Government, Japanese Government and a MOL investigation, several systemic issues were found to have contributed to the crash. One particularly surprising revelation after the incident, surrounded the question of whether the captain had been over the alcohol limit or not. Even the US National Transport Safety ...read more...