The Company is dedicated to provide services to the TANKER MARKET and the public in general at the highest possible level with respect to SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, HEALTH and PERFORMANCE standards.
The company has set the following long-term aspirations and goals:
- ZERO INCIDENT OPERATIONS
- ZERO SPILL OPERATIONS
- ZERO CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS
- ZERO PORT STATE DEFICIENCIES
- ZERO EXTERNAL NON CONFORMITIES
- OPERATIONS AT A STAGE OF EXCELLENCE (OCIMF TMSA STAGE 4 COMPLIANCE)
The company aims to reach these long-term aspirations and goals through continuous improvement.
The company’s Management is committed to actively participate in the implementation of the Company’s Management System and to provide the necessary conditions to improve performance in the areas of health, safety and environmental protection at all levels throughout the company.
The company promotes the concepts of health, safety, quality and environmental excellence and expects all employees from the top management to every seafarer serving on board to participate in the effort to achieve and sustain long-term improvements towards a state of excellence.
The Company aims
- To remain amongst the best tanker operators in the world.
- To increase the number of oil tankers under its management both in terms of size and type.
- To extend activities in building, buying, trading of tank vessels in other sectors such as Chemical/LNG/LPG/FSO/FPSO.
- To provide to its clients a safe and quality oriented mode of transportation ensuring efficient oil transportation with highest applicable health, safety, quality and environmental standards.
Liquimar is dedicated to provide services to the tanker market and the public in general at the highest possible level with respect to SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, HEALTH and PERFORMANCE standards.
This mission is based on a clear and non negotiable commitment towards a cleaner marine environment and a safe and healthy working environment. This commitment prevails throughout the company’s management system, policies and standard operating practices.
LIQUIMAR promotes the concepts of safety, health and environmental excellence and maintains a “Health, Quality, Safety and Environmental (HSQE) system” which meets, except of the compulsory ISM and ISPS codes, the requirements of
- ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management Systems) since 1998,
LIQUIMAR is committed to provide quality services which consistently and continuously meet the requirements of its customers whilst protecting assets under its care, its employment and the environment in general.
- TMSA-3 requirements and guidelines, since 2005,
- ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management Systems), since April, 2011,
LIQUIMAR is committed to implement an effective environmental management system and identify the environmental impact of the shipboard operations together with the relevant control mechanisms and evaluation methods set by the company.
- OHSAS 18001:2007 (Safety & health system) since April, 2011
LIQUIMAR is committed to ensure that seafarers on board its ships are provided with occupational health protection and live, work and train in a safe and hygienic environment.
SEQUENCE AND MAPPING OF THE LIQUIMAR PROCESSES
Health, Safety & Environmental
It is the Company’s Policy to promote Health and Safety at Sea, Prevention of Human Injury or loss of life, welfare of employees and avoidance of any adverse impact on the environment (marine or otherwise), including property.
This policy is communicated to all persons working for and on behalf and under the control of the organization with the intent that they are made aware of their individual health and safety obligations.
The Company aims towards:
- Providing Safe Practices in ship Operation and a safe and healthy working environment.
- Preventing damage to the ship, her cargo and the environment.
- Assessing all identified risks to its ships, personnel and the environment, establishing safeguards against all identified risks and operating the ships within ALARP (“as low as reasonably practicable”) levels of risk.
- Providing guidance to personnel ashore and at sea on the following sources of pollution where applicable to their operating circumstances. Marine pollution (Oil, Chemicals and liquified gases in bulk, Dangerous goods in bulk and packaged form, Garbage, Sewage, Ballast water, Anti-fouling paints) and Atmospheric pollution (Exhaust emissions, Cargo vapour emissions, Ozone depleting substances, Noise)
- Preventing loss of human life and personal injury.
- Continuously improving Safety Management skills of personnel ashore and aboard ships, including preparing for emergencies related both to Safety & Environmental Protection.
- Ensuring that seafarers’ work environment on board ships promotes occupational safety and health
In order to effectively implement its Health, Safety Management & Environmental Protection Policy the Company:
- Consistently follows all national and international rules and regulations governing the Marine Industry.
- Takes into account applicable guidelines, standards, codes and publications which are issued by maritime organisations and are directed towards creating a safe and pollution free (zero spill) environment.
- Implements a Shipboard Occupational Health and Safety Program (SOHSP).
- Continuously monitors all safety, pollution prevention and occupational health aspects of the managed fleet.
- Frequently inspects the managed fleet and carries out necessary maintenance and repairs.
- Continuously improves its management system by taking corrective & preventive action for identified problem areas.
- Provides adequate resources to effectively implement this management system.
- Has developed and implements a management system which is Safety and Pollution Prevention oriented.
- Has carried out a generic Risk Assessment to its basic operations and practices and has established safeguards against identified risks.
- Provides a framework for setting & reviewing environmental & other objectives and targets and should be made available to the public and company’s customers, vendors and suppliers.
- Makes every effort to provide a safe and healthy workplace and considers working safely a condition of employment.
- Provides necessary resources to implement the occupational health and safety program.
- Recognises that no task is so important for an employee to put himself at risk of injury or illness in order to get it done.
- Protects the Health of seafarers and provides prompt access to Medical Care on board and ashore when needed.