First Female Captain In Japan


Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has appointed Naomi Matsushita as the captain of the car carrier Beluga Ace, making her the first female seafarer to serve as a captain in a Japanese oceangoing shipping company. Matsushita assumed her new role on June 6.

Newly appointed captain

Naomi Matsushita, the newly appointed captain of the car carrier Beluga Ace at MOL, has gained extensive experience in various onboard roles such as car carriers and containerships. She has also contributed onshore in areas like business division support and ship management, utilizing her onboard experience and skills. MOL Group is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I), including encouraging women to take on more active roles. DE&I is considered a fundamental principle in the MOL Group Human Capital Vision. MOL has been recognized for its efforts in supporting women’s success in the workplace and aims to create an inclusive work environment and provide career support to enable each individual to excel and contribute effectively.


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Source: MOL


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