Regarding the Cruise Ship Fire at the Nagasaki Shipyard

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
At approximately 20:15 on January 11, a small fire broke out on a cruise ship under construction by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) at the Koyagi Plant of its Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works. The ship has been under 24-hour safety monitoring with fully functioning safety systems and duty safety watches on both the sides of the Owner and MHI. Immediately after the fire started, the ship's sprinkler system activated and the onboard firefighters carried out initial firefighting. Full-scale firefighting followed upon arrival of the fire department and the fire was confirmed extinguished at 21:42.

At the time of the incident, approximately 400 of the owner's crew members and MHI workers were onboard. Immediately after the fire started, all personnel were safely evacuated in accordance with the evacuation procedures and there were no casualties or injuries.

After the fire was extinguished, the safety of the damaged area was secured under the guidance of the fire authorities, and the safety of other areas of the ship was also confirmed. Onboard inspection of the fire-damaged area was undertaken by the police and fire authorities and investigations are now determining the cause of the fire. Work toward the completion of the ship was immediately resumed and necessary repair work will be swiftly carried out.

MHI sincerely regrets any inconvenience and concern caused to local residents, the Owner, shareholders, and the police and fire authorities. MHI pledges to do everything possible to prevent a recurrence of an incident of this kind.

Regarding the ship's delivery, MHI will respond to the new situation based on discussions with the Owner. MHI is confident that the fire will not affect the ship's first cruise scheduled to begin on April 30. The ship's delivery schedule and any impact on costs resulting from the fire incident will be announced once details have been confirmed.