Owner and Charter of MV Wakashio issue reports of their findings following separate investigations into her grounding on 25 July and subsequent loss
If you want to exercise your corporate responsibility news but manage its negative impact, then send the bad news out on Friday, also why not do it when people are leaving work for their Xmas holidays when you may escape the negative publicity you expect from the announcement.
So as this is MV Wakashio, whatever the truth happens to be, it is going to be bad news if it has to do with its grounding, onboard management and to a degree with the management of the vessel.
On Friday we had two releases:
Nagashiki Shipping the vessel owner released the findings of its enquiry which were based on interviews with crew members. It stated that the Captain and his crew showed a lack of safety awareness and failed to follow established rules and procedures that should have prevented the incident that led to the vessel’s loss, an ecological incident from contamination of 30km of Mauritius coastline which is still being cleared up.
“There was a lack of awareness of the dangers of navigating close to the coast … and insufficient implementation of regulations that must be observed in order to safely execute voyages,” the company said, based on its interviews with crew members.
The company will ban the private use of cell phones during working hours on bridges and install high-speed communications systems on all its ships, as well as beef up training, it said.