Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) is providing free ocean transportation of a fire engine and two ambulances donated by Japan Firefighters Association to the Republic of El Salvador.
The vehicles are currently traveling from the city of Yokohama in Japan to the port of Acajutla in El Salvador as part of a program by the Japanese Firefighters Association to donate its fire engines to countries overseas to improve fire defense systems in developing countries.
The shipment is expected to arrive in early May after making the trip on K Line’s pure car carrier (PCC).
K Line has been acting as honorary consul of El Salvador in Japan since 1969 and has supported free ocean transportation since 2014 to send emergency vehicles in the country.
The ocean carrier line has so far delivered a total of 12 donated vehicles to the country including 7 fire engines and 5 ambulances.
K Line stated: “The vehicles being transported help promote safety activities such as not only firefighting and lifesaving when fires break out, but also for extra-curricular safety measures which firemen teach children to prevent accidents and fires in their country.”
The ocean carrier line was recently in the news for being one of twelve organisations awarded for voluntarily making efforts to reduce air emissions in the Port of Vancouver in Canada.