On April 9, the Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that it has planned to introduce specialized cooling-work suits for crewmembers.
The cooling suits were jointly developed by Teijin Limited in cooperation with MOL, on a vessel operated and managed by Mitsui O.S.K. Kinkai, Ltd.
Beneficial for crew
The company has taken up this idea to prevent the crewmembers from succumbing to heatstroke and to reduce their workload. The cooling suit is equipped with rechargeable cooling fans and were found capable of working under intense heat onboard a Mitsui O.S.K. Kinkai’s cargo vessel in service between Japan and Middle East.
Enhances comfort and efficiency
The cooling fans were designed in such a way that they draw air from outside and circulate it between the two layers of the uniform, which covers both the front and back of the body. The air flows evenly throughout the uniform, providing a significant cooling effect that enhances the crewmembers’ comfort which in turn increases their work efficiency.
A crewmember wearing one of the newly introduced cooling-work suit The uniform design reduces bulging, as built-in fans on the right and left sides take in air from the outside.
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