The management of the Company is committed to take all reasonable precautions and measures, during the operation of managed vessels, in order to ensure safety at sea, prevention of human injury or loss of life and avoidance of damage to property.
The Company’s goal is to achieve ZERO accidents through continuous improvement.
Safety management OBJECTIVES of the Company are also to:
♦ Provide safe practices in ship operation and a safe working environment;
♦ Assess all identified risks to its ships, personnel, passengers and the environment and establish appropriate safeguards; and
♦ Continuously improve safety management skills of personnel ashore and aboard managed vessels, including preparation for emergencies related both to safety and environmental protection.
To fulfil these objectives, the management is committed to the following approach:
♦ Compliance with mandatory rules and regulations taking into consideration the Codes, guidelines and standards recommended by the IMO, Flag Administrations, Class Societies and Industry organizations, applicable to operations of the managed vessels.
♦ Adherence to an Integrated Management System (IMS) by all the Company’s employees, including the managed vessels,which promotes the concept of safety and environmental excellence, the continuous improvement and enhancement of personnel skills.
♦ Assigning employees possessing sound skills and capabilities in required areas of responsibility, including adequate verification resources.
♦ Defining the organization, responsibility, authority and interfacing of the various management functions within the frame of the IMS.
♦ Providing safe and environmentally sound practices in the operation of the managed vessels.
♦ Providing and maintaining a safe working environment onboard to assist in preventing human injury and loss of life.
♦ Providing the necessary training to ensure that the Company’s employees are capable of achieving safety and pollution prevention objectives in the work they perform.
♦ Providing facilities, systems/equipment and a maintenance system that is suited for the purpose of achieving objectives.
♦ Conducting management review meetings and management system audits.
This Policy has the full support of the Top Management and applies to all the Company’s employees.