The main objective of this policy is to ensure that on all ships under our management have competent crews who fully understand their roles and responsibilities and who are capable of working as effective teams.
We has established procedures to ensure that the personnel are properly qualified to perform their duties with regard to safety and environmental protection.
Particular attention is given to the recruitment and training of new personnel, to the training of personnel transferred to new assignments and to the training necessary to maintain their qualifications.
Newly recruited personnel are to be given clear instructions regarding the tasks and duties assigned to them.
In particular, Masters and Chief Engineers and officers shall acquire the necessary understanding of the : applicable rules, regulations, codes, guidelines and standards recommended by International Maritime Organization, Administration, Classification Societies, Maritime and Oil Transport Industry and effectively implement it on board ships and to instruct the shipboard personnel.
Procedures have been established to ensure that Officers and crew joining the ships receive appropriate instructions/training to ensure familiarisation with the ship, its equipment and the tasks that they have been assigned.
Verifies, as far as practical, that the certificates of competency are not fraudulently obtained, are valid and pre-employment records are up to date.
Verifies medical fitness of seamen at the time of employment and on an ongoing basis thereafter.
Ensures that all officers are able to use the English language sufficiently in oral and written form. Ship’s personnel, other than officers, are able to comply with orders and reply in the English language.
Senior officers should have the appropriate experience and training in the particular type and size of the ship joined .