To ensure seafarers employed on
company managed or manned vessels are provided with adequate
uniform and/or protective clothing as directed by relevant company
When this document and attachments
have been read and understood, the declaration at the foot of this
page is to be signed confirming understanding and
It is essential to note and
understand the following key policy points.
• Compliance is a condition of
• Personal drug and/or alcohol
abuse will not be tolerated.
• The Company is committed in every
way possible to stopping the carriage of drugs and prohibits the
unlawful possession and handling of drugs on any vessel, on Company
premises, or when conducting Company business.
• Staff must not knowingly
participate in any unsafe or illegal activity and must comply at
all times with all mandatory rules and regulations.
• The Company operates a zero
tolerance policy for deliberate discharges in breach of
MARPOL. Misuse of the Oily Water Separator (OWS) by any
form of tampering and/or the use of by-pass pipes ('magic pipes')
is strictly forbidden.
• All log books, environmental
records and working record books must be carefully and accurately
maintained and be in agreement where applicable. This includes (but
is not limited to) Deck and Engine Room logbooks, oil record books,
garbage record books, ballast management records, seal records and
• Failure to follow SMS procedures
relating to the protection of the environment is a dismissible
• If any violation is observed,
this must be made known to the Master immediately or reported
through the Whistle-blower policy.
Authorities now impose severe
penalties both on the Owners and on individuals found guilty of
causing pollution and this may include personal fines and
imprisonment. In addition, any crewmember, after
appropriate disciplinary procedures have been completed, found to
have knowingly violated any of the above listed items will be
considered guilty of "Serious Misconduct" and as such may be
instantly dismissed from the vessel.
I confirm that:
a) I have read, understood and will
comply with the Safety & Quality Policy, Environmental Policy,
Drug and Alcohol Control Procedure and the Whistleblowing Policy
and confirm my compliance.
b) I understand the warning given
above and that I fully understand the penalties relating to this
c) Employment is offered to, and
accepted by me on the understanding that I will comply with the
company procedures (SMS) while serving on board the vessel.
d) If I believe that undocumented
procedures, unsafe and/or illegal practices are being followed or
are taking place I shall bring this to the notice of the Master,
the DPA or other Company representative without delay.
e) I understand the Whistle-blowing
policy and procedure and will use this for reporting if reporting
as per section (d) above is not appropriate or involves risk.
f) I will not delay reporting in
order to notify a third party prior to notifying the Company.
To assist me in my understanding of
the above, I also confirm that:
a) I have received and understood
training in the SMS.
b) I have seen and understood the
"Compliance" DVDs made by the Company and that I understand their
content and implications.
c) I have no history of drug or
alcohol abuse or smuggling of illegal substances and confirm I have
not been convicted of any criminal offence, drug related or