DRUGS & ALCOHOL POLICY
Load Line Marine S A is committed to providing a safe, healthy and productive working environment for all personnel both onboard and ashore and to preventing illegal drugs and alcohol trafficking.
In order to fulfil its objectives, the company has established and maintains the following principles:
- Misuse of legitimate drugs or the use, possession, distribution or sale of unlawful or unprescribed drugs on company managed vessels and at its premises is forbidden and constitutes grounds for termination of employment.
- The accumulation, distribution or sale of alcohol beverages is forbidden.
- The consumption of alcohol beverages with alcohol content below 15%Vol. is permitted on the following conditions:
- Senior Management’s written approval has been provided to the Master of the vessel;
- Supply has been arranged by the company’s Operations department. By no means is the vessel permitted to make arrangements for the supply of alcoholic beverages independently;
- Supply and consumption of alcoholic beverages with an alcohol content of below 15% shall only be permitted by senior management on specific occasions (such as Christmas, New Year and Easter).
- Any person found to be unfit for work due to the use of drugs or alcohol is considered as grounds for the termination of the contract of employment.
- The company shall conduct pre-employment drug and alcohol tests and unannounced drug and alcohol tests onboard company managed vessels.
- The company shall conduct onboard drug and alcohol tests in the event of an incident such as but not limited to collision, grounding or pollution.
- All crewmembers shall observe a four hour period of abstinence from alcohol prior to assignment to scheduled duties.
- At no time should the Master or any officer, petty officer or rating onboard be allowed to perform assigned duties under the effect of alcohol.
- Alcohol impairment level is defined as 0,25mg/l content in blood.
- The Master is responsible to ensure that the company’s policy is monitored and implemented onboard his vessel at all times.
- Flag, Port or Coastal State requirements which exceed the requirements of this policy shall be adhered to as if included in this policy.
- Personnel on prescribed drugs must declare this fact to the Master upon joining the vessel or upon prescription if prescribed during the period of service onboard.
While the above mentioned Drug and Alcohol Policy refers to drugs and alcohol it is intended to be applicable to all forms of substance abuse.
QUALITY, HEALTH & SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION POLICY
Loadline Marine S A is a Ship Management Company operating Dry Bulk Carriers.
It is the Company’s Policy to continuously promote a Safe & Pollution free operating environment, to implement all aspects of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code and to provide Quality services which consistently & continuously meet the requirements of its customers.
The Company’s objectives regarding Management System implementation is to:
- Comply with applicable statutory, legislative and classification society requirements.
- Avoid incidents that could cause human injury, loss of life or damage to the environment, the property and assets under its management.
- Provide or arrange, as appropriate, for medical services necessary for the treatment of employee occupational illnesses or injuries and for the handling of medical emergencies.
- Protect the environment by implementing safe and pollution free operations.
- Establish safeguards against identified risks.
- Prepare and train shore based and sea going personnel for handling emergency situations.
- Provide safe practices in ship operation and a safe working environment.
- Prevent pollution, reduce waste and minimise the consumption of resources.
- Improve safety management skills of personnel ashore and onboard ships.
- Meet customer requirements as defined in the Ship Management Agreements and Charter Parties.
In order to effectively implement its Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental Protection Policy the Company:
- Ensures compliance with all National and International Legislation
- Is committed to protecting the environment and for this purpose, establishes that all necessary resources shall be deployed so that all vessels under management meet, as a minimum, the requirements of the MARPOL and other regional environmental regulations.
- Takes into account all related guidelines, standards, codes and publications as applicable
- Implements a Management System that provides responsibilities and instructions for all items required by the International Safety Management (ISM) Code as amended.
- Educates, trains and motivates employees to carry out tasks in an environmentally responsible manner
- Implements procedures to prepare and respond to emergency situations.
- Practices at all times procedures for reporting and following up non conformities and accidents.
- Monitors all safety, operational and technical aspects of the managed fleet.
- Sets objectives & targets and establishes key performance indicators for key processes affecting quality of service, health and safety, and environmental protection.
- Provides adequate resources for the effective implementation of the SMS.
- Inspects the managed fleet and carries out necessary maintenance and repairs.
- Continuously improves the Integrated Management System (IMS) by taking necessary action for identified problem areas through the implementation of Internal Auditing and Management Review systems.
- Assesses identified Risks.
- Mandates environmental protection among suppliers and subcontractors.
All Company employees, shore based and sea-going are responsible for implementing the Company’s Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Protection Policy.
The Company’s Management is responsible to monitor and review the Quality, Health, Safety & Environment Protection Policy on a regular basis in order to ensure that it remains relevant and effective. As evidence of Management’s commitment on the implementation of the above this policy is to be communicated to all staff, contractors and suppliers, and posted at prominent positions at the Company’s premises and on board managed vessels.
The Company makes a clear statement and establishes that all necessary resources shall be deployed so that all vessels under management meet, as a minimum, the requirements of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code, as contained in Chapter XI-2 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea.
The Company establishes that “the Master has the overriding authority and responsibility to make decisions with respect to the security of the ship and to request the assistance of the Company or any Contracting Government as may be necessary”.
The Company shall provide the necessary support to the Company Security Officer, the Master and/or Ship Security Officer to fulfil their duties and responsibilities in accordance with SOLAS, chapter XI-2, the ISPS Code and the Ship Security Plan provided on board each vessel.
This support shall include amongst others:
- Proper training.
- Equipment needed.
- Ad hoc instructions as required.
- Positive examination of submitted proposals.
The Company ensures that all vessels under management are provided with ship-specific Ship Security Plans, with the purpose to issue protective security measures, procedures and guidelines for shipboard physical security against primarily human threats, in order to prevent and suppress possible terrorist acts against the ship and improve security for passengers, crew and cargoes on board.
The Company’s Management is responsible for monitoring and reviewing the Security Policy at regular intervals in order to ensure that it remains effective and relevant to its operations.
The company has developed a cyber security risk assessment and has adopted procedures to mitigate the risk of cybercrime onboard and ashore. Ship’s crew members and office personnel should be aware of the following:
- Storage devices are NOT allowed to be connected to the ship’s computers (USB, Hard disks, mobile phones).
- The ship’s electronic documents (such as plans, ISM forms, emails etc.) are NOT allowed to be accessed by unauthorised personnel.
- As per the SSP, areas with electronic devices (bridge, engine control room, ship’s office) are NOT allowed to be accessed by unauthorised personnel.