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Health and Safety Policy

We have established procedures and guidelines to have ships sufficiently, effectively and efficiently manned to ensure safety of the ship, the navigation and operations at sea, operations in port, prevention of human injury or loss of life. Ensuring welfare and health of seafarer through the avoidance of fatigue due to extra work, the safeguard of marine environmental through pollution prevention, avoidance of damage to property, and to human life

The Zero Incident/Injury goal is pursued through the implementation of preventive measures to reduce the risks associated with the work activities of its employees through:

  • elimination of hazards at the source, replacing what is dangerous with what is not;
  • reduction of exposure to hazards, limiting the presence of people in dangerous areas;
  • improvement of collective protections and encouraging the use of personal protective equipment;
  • reduction of the likelihood of injury, improving the effectiveness of training and education;
  • Assessment of all the risks identified for the ships, people and the environment, and establishing appropriate countermeasures

Quality Policy

Providing high-quality ship management services is a priority of the company. It is our policy to have management systems and operating procedures that meets safety and quality excellence in full compliance with ISO Standards on a voluntary basis. These systems provide an efficient framework to achieve the company’s objectives and continuously improve our performance.

Through our focus on continuous improvement, we are able to provide tailored services which ensure cost-optimized solutions for all our valued clients and their vessels under management in accordance with their needs and expectations to keep them fully satisfied.

Environmental Policy

We acknowledge our responsibility to the environment, and express commitment towards implementing practices which will promote environmental sustainability. It is our policy to implement and continually improve sound practices that reduces environmental risks. Our Environmental objectives are:

  • Protection of the marine environment from potential spills of hazardous loads and noxious liquids (goal: no spills at sea);
  • Reduction, by applying best practices and the best technologies possible, of emissions into the atmosphere of greenhouse gases (vapours from cargo and engine emissions);
  • Reduction, where possible, of the production of waste on board the ship,
  • Containment, if possible, of fuel consumption;
  • Adoption of a “green” policy for purchases using, where technically and economically feasible, suitably certified products with low environmental impact;
  • Containment, where possible, of noise emissions;
  • Increase in the reliability of treatment systems on board, in particular, the wastewater treatment plant;
  • Control of water contamination released from the hull of ships by adopting the best available technologies;
  • Application of good practices in the loading and unloading of ballast water in order to prevent contamination by allochthonous microorganisms.
  • Assessment of all the risks identified for its ships, people and the environment and identification of the appropriate countermeasures.

To achieve these objectives, the Company has developed its own internal Integrated Management System, based on the following guiding principles:

  • Efficient organization on board the ship and ashore to ensure Health, Safety and Environmental Protection
  • A Safety Management Manual in compliance with IMO Resolution 741 (18)
  • An Integrated Management Manual in compliance with UNI EN ISO Standards
  • A “Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan” in compliance with Resolution MEPC.203(62)
  • Medical screening of seafarers to ensure health and hygiene on board the ship
  • Continuous improvement of the Management System adapting it to the dynamics of the Company’s development;
  • Improvement of the organization, placing value on the role of each collaborator, to benefit the efficiency and competitiveness of the Company aimed at reducing costs that do not add value;

Continuous improvement of the technical skills and the operating and management efficiency of ship-based and shore-based personnel by providing appropriate training programs, including the preparation for responding to emergencies relating to safety and environmental pollution

PPE Policy

In accordance with the law, the Company will provide the entire crew with CE marked PPE equipped with all the required certifications. The conditions of use are defined by a special Matrix. Crew members, including the Technicians or Company representatives, must use the PPE made available to them based on the methods defined in the PPE Matrix, must take care of their own PPE and report any faults or defects. The PPE are inventoried by an identification code system and registered in a dedicated form where are listed the categories of PPE, the Id code for each PPE and the date of manufacture with relative date of expire (if applicable). The PPE Id code is also recorded on the form PPE delivery to the seamen filled in at the time of embarkation, so to have under control the distribution of the PPE.

Stop Work Policy

Each crew member and/or technician and/or Company Inspector present on board the ship, in case of suspected risk situation for human health, the environment and/or the ship, before and during any kind of operation, is authorized to divulge its safety recommendations aimed at stopping the activities underway, notifying the Master of the identified risk. The Master, after evaluating the report and the identified risk, decides whether to interrupt the operations, in which case additional precautions, measures and corrective actions will be implemented in order to allow the operations to resume in complete safety. The stop work proposal is recorded in the appropriate forms.

Energy Efficiency Policy

The Company is responsible for energy management and will implement energy efficiency in all its assets, ashore offices, ships, systems and plants in order to:

  • avoid unnecessary costs
  • improve cost-effectiveness, productivity and working conditions
  • purchase fuel at reasonable prices.
  • use fuels as efficiently as possible.
  • reduce the amount of pollution, particularly CO2 emissions caused by the company’s energy consumption.
  • to the extent possible, reduce dependence on fossil fuels by using renewable energy and energy recovered from the plants and systems.
  • focus on sustainable development without limiting trade and growth
  • stimulate technical research and development in the maritime sector
  • implement new technologies
  • quantify energy consumption per unit managed by establishing a basic parameter for measuring future improvements
  • quantify emissions before and after energy management

Drug and alcohol Policy

The Policy regarding alcohol is based on total abstinence.

Any type of drug, except for prescribed drugs, is prohibited on ships managed by the Company. Personnel taking prescription drugs must declare them to the Master of the ship at the time of boarding or at the time of prescription if this occurs during the period of service on board the ship.

This policy is monitored and implemented on board the ships by the Master.

All crew members will be tested to monitor the effectiveness of the Policy, the timetable of the tests will be: random alcohol testing at least twice a month, drug tests will be given only in case of reasonable suspicion, following serious incidents or at the specific request of the charterer.

Those who violate the above Policy will be immediately fired.

Company personnel are required to comply with the spirit of this Policy and to work towards reaching the aforesaid objectives.  

In particular, Management and the Managers undertake to provide a good example by adopting behavior in keeping with the guiding principles of the Company’s Management System.

IT Policy

Advancement in broadband technologies and the move towards ‘Big Data’ and ‘Ship Intelligence’ could expose maritime industry to cyber-crime actions. As a preventative measures the Company promotes a better awareness of ICT (information, communication technology) security and adopts security best management practice.

The Company give high priority to its IT-workstations ashore and on board, the network set up and means of effective and safe communication between vessels and ashore and strongly emphasizes that standards must be met by each individual employee within the organization. It is the policy of the Company to ensure that all employees within the organization, both ashore and on board its vessels, use the established IT-systems in effective and professional manners and that at the its required IT standards always are being met by having Company representatives inspecting or auditing each vessel required intervals.

It is Company policy that only licensed, and by the Company approved, software shall be installed ashore and on board the vessels and relevant expiring dates shall be adequately monitored. The Company will initiate disciplinary actions against any violation of this IT policy including issued procedures and such actions may lead to termination of the employment for the violator.

The goal of the Company’s Cyber risk management is to identify the risks, understand their likelihood and impact on the business, and then put in place security controls that mitigate the risks to an acceptable level as per industrial standards, through specific guidelines or procedures

Harassment and Bullish Policy

The Company treats all complaints of harassment and bullying with great attention and in strict confidentiality, therefore it implements awareness-raising measures on the subject on board the managed ships. The objective is to promote a harmonious work environment in full respect of the rights of the workers, therefore the worker becomes clearly aware of the consequences of any acts of harassment and bullying against other people. No tolerance will be allowed by the Company who will carry out all investigations about any complaints, in order to punish the act and to guarantee protection of those who have suffered it. The person to contact to report acts of harassment and bullying (or presumed to be) is, on board the Captain and a shore the MLC Manager of the Company, whose contacts are available and posted on board.