Environmental Protection

The Policy of the Company is to establish a proactive approach to environmental management, including identification of sources of marine and atmospheric pollution and reduction of potential impacts at the environment.

Main Objectives

• Zero incidents to water pollution from Oil
• Zero incidents to water pollution from Garbage
• Zero incidents to water pollution from microbes, plants and micro-organisms that may disrupt the native ecology of visited ports, from negligent and improper management of ballast water
• Compliance with MARPOL National / Regional Rules & Regulations for the Protection of the Environment

In order to achieve the objectives, the Company:

• Ensures the Master and designated Environmental Protection Officer are given the necessary support to effectively perform their duties;
• Systematically identify hazards and measures to eliminate or reduce risks to the lowest practicable level;
• Establish safeguards against all identified environmental risks;
• Establish contingency plans for the mitigation of environmental incidents;
• Continuously improve pollution prevention management skills of personnel ashore and aboard ships, including preparing for emergencies;
• Promote a no-blame culture and motivate staff to ensure that they understand and embrace the requirements of the ship management system;

The Company Management System ensures:

• Compliance with mandatory rules & regulations;
• Applicable rules, regulations, codes, guidelines and standards recommended by International Maritime Organization, Administration, Classification Societies, Maritime and Oil Transport Industry, are embraced;
• The policy is understood, implemented and maintained at all levels in the organization, while ultimate responsibility remains with the management;
• The organization efforts aim at preventing errors, hazardous situations and incidents. Should this occur, every employee ashore and onboard is required to participate in determining and eliminating the possible causes, in order to prevent recurrence in the future
• Contingency Plans and provisions for regularly exercising them are established, so that shore-based and shipboard organization can respond effectively at any time to hazards, accidents and emergencies involving the ship.
• To promote practices that minimize waste production

Ship Recycling Policy

The Company recognizes our responsibility to contribute to safe and environmentally responsible ship recycling.
The Hong Kong Convention is aimed at ensuring that ships, when being recycled after reaching the end of their operational lives, do not pose any unnecessary risk to human health and safety or to the environment.
 
The Company will through a thorough investigation and screening process endeavour to ensure that re-cycling is conducted in compliance with the Hong Kong Convention as well as the EU Waste Shipment Regulation, the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal and the OECD Decision, as applicable.
 
Prior to any agreement on recycling either directly or via a cash buyer [customer] will ensure that the nominated yard warrants to comply with the following obligations as applicable: 
• Yard must present a valid Statement of Compliance certifying that yard is complying with Hong Kong Convention, the statement to be issued by a    classification society member of IACS (International Association of Classification Societies); 
• Yard must present an Inventory Hazardous Material (IHM) Certificate issued by Class (IACS); 
• Yard must issue a Ship Recycling Plan; 
• Yard must issue a Green Recycling certificate or similar statement confirming that the recycling has been carried out in accordance with Ship Recycling Plan. 
The Company is committed to ensure that recycling of vessels belonging to the company is always done in a safe and environmentally friendly manner