MARINE - SAFETY DEPARTMENT
This is one of the most crucial departments in the organization.
- It coordinates the invitations for the tanker inspections by oil companies.
- It gives guidance and instructs masters/officers for the above inspections
- Internal vetting and visits always take place prior and during vetting inspections.
- A superintendent from the above dept. routinely attends vetting inspections.
- The dept. follows up any observations that might have been noticed during vetting inspections.
- There is constant communication and correspondence between the dept. and the Oil companies after an inspection takes place.
- The dept. has to update the management and the crew onboard vessels about latest regulations concerning oil companies requirements.
- The manager of the marine/safety/vetting dept. often visits oil companies offices and discusses matters relating to the managed vessels.
- It follows up the certification process of the ISM code and revises the SMS.
- It performs internal/external audits.
- It updates the management and the vessels for all matters related to safety as per flag states, IMO, Class Societies etc.
- It conducts training seminars for the office staff and seafarers.
- It monitors the safety and pollution prevention aspects of each ship's operation, ensuring that adequate resources and shore based support are applied as required.
- It ensures that the requirements of the International Safety Management code (ISM) and the company's Safety Management System (SMS) are implemented, maintained and wherever possible improved.
- It ensures the investigation of accidents and the accurate reporting of hazardous occurrences.
- It organizes and coordinates management review meetings and revises whenever necessary the company's controlled documentation system.