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The departure at 12:20 on October 6 is a charter .From 12/9 to 12/20, the boat will be docked and will not be operational.

From 1/14 to 1/27, the boat will be docked and will not be operational.

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Safety and Security Measures

1. Basic Policy

We comply with laws and regulations by conforming to safety management regulations and other guidelines approved by the Transport Bureau and operate with safety as the top priority by keeping in mind the "Safety Policy" and the "Five Pledges of the Crew.”
Should an accident that may endanger passengers occur, the crew will ensure safety above all else. They will immediately explain how to wear a lifejacket directly to the passengers, help them wear it, and provide any other assistance required by following the instructions of the captain.

Safety Policy

Comply with laws and regulations as well as internal rules and operate with safety first.

“Safety Management Regulations”

  • ・Operation Standards
  • ・Work Standards
  • ・Accident Handling Standards
  • ・Charted Operation Standards

The Five Pledges of the Crew of Naruto Sightseeing Boats

  • We will keep watch and strive to operate safely.
  • We will follow the instructions of our superiors and never cause an accident.
  • We will act quickly on all matters.
  • We will treat our passengers with kindness and care.
  • We value harmony on board.

2. Assessment of the Feasibility of Operations

The decision on whether or not to depart is determined according to the “Operation Standards” below, which were established based on the Safety Management Regulations.

Assessment of the Feasibility of Departure

Port NameWeather and
Sea Conditions
Boat Type Wind Speed Wave Height Visibility
Kameura Port Large Boat (Wonder Naruto) 15 meters per second or more 1.0 meter or higher 500 meters or less
Small Boat (Aqua Eddy) 13 meters per second or more

3. Safety Equipment

  • (1) Life-Saving equipment and fire extinguishing equipment

    (1) Large whirlpool sightseeing boat "Wonder Naruto," passenger capacity: 395

    1) Life-Saving Equipment

    Name Quantity Name Quantity
    Life ring 4 Self-igniting light 2
    Lifejacket 451 Rocket star signal 1
    Life float 19 Rocket parachute flare 1
    Self-activating smoke signal 2    

    2) Fire Extinguishing Equipment

    Name Quantity
    Fire hydrant 7
    Fire hose box 6
    Portable fire extinguisher 12

    (2) Small underwater whirlpool sightseeing boat Aqua Eddy, passenger capacity: 70, maximum capacity at the time of operation: 46

    1) Life-Saving Equipment

    Name Quantity
    Self-igniting light 1
    Signal equipment for boats in the coast area 1
    Life float (for 12 people) 6
    Life ring for small boats 2
    Lifejacket storage at the front (for adults) 24
    Lifejacket storage at the back (for adults) 48
    Lifejacket storage at the back (for children) 7

    2) Fire Extinguishing Equipment

    Name Quantity
    Dry chemical fire extinguisher for small boats 5
    Automatic dry chemical fire extinguisher 4
    Red fire bucket 1
  • (2) Radio Equipment

    Both (1) the large whirlpool sightseeing boat Wonder Naruto and (2) the small underwater whirlpool sightseeing boat Aqua Eddy are equipped with a marine VHF radio, which is used globally, so that patrol vessels of the Japan Coast Guard, other boats, and base stations on the coast can be reached in the case of an emergency.
    Mobile phones can be used during the cruise as the boat will be within the coverage of the big three wireless carriers (docomo, au, and Softbank).

4. Ship inspections are conducted (A regular inspection is held once every five years, and an annual inspection is required by law.)

(1) Large whirlpool sightseeing boat Wonder Naruto: Last inspected on January 31, 2022 (annual inspection), inspection valid until February 14, 2023
(2) Small underwater whirlpool sightseeing boat Aqua Eddy: Last inspected on February 7, 2022 (regular inspection), inspection valid until February 26, 2027

5. Liability Insurance

Passenger Bodily Injury Liability Insurance Limit JPY 300 million per passenger
JPY 300 million per accident × passenger capacity or JPY 60 billion yen, whichever is lower
Contract Period April 1, 2022, to March 31, 2023

6. Initiatives to improve safety (We are working to raise employees' awareness and improve their abilities so that they can act quickly and accurately in the event of an emergency.)

Name Details Frequency
Emergency drills Fire drill Once a month
Flood drill Once a month
Emergency steering drill Once every three months
Educational training for the passenger boat crew Educational training on passenger evacuation and measures that ensure safe voyage Before boarding the boat and once within every five years
Inspection and maintenance Emergency escape passages, lifting equipment, doorways, and life-saving equipment Once a month
Signals used to gather passengers Once a week
On-board education Usage of life-saving and fire extinguishing equipment installed on the boat Within two weeks of the crew boarding the boat
Usage of life-saving and fire extinguishing equipment installed on the boat and survival skills Once a month (covers all life-saving and fire extinguishing equipment within every two months)
Education on fire extinguishing duties assigned on the Muster List As needed
Education that ensures safety against fires As needed

*Training is held as needed based on flow charts prepared for various conceivable emergency situations (bodily injury, accident, engine trouble, fire, and person overboard).
*Alcohol testing is conducted every day in the morning and at noon, results are recorded on the check sheet, and laws and regulations are met.