POLICY
HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY
 

Armona Denizcilik A.S. (Company), recognizes the potential hazards involved in the distribution, containment  and transportation of  dangerous  cargoes and  is wholly  committed to maintaining a safe  and  healthy  work  environment  through  its  employees  and  Contractor’s utilization  of, adherence to and feedback on the Company’s established SMS.
 

Company Commitment: Improve  and  maintain  the  Company’s  established  SMS  policies  and  procedures  as  well  as principles and objectives aboard the Company’s respective Fleet vessels; thereby securing a safe and healthy work environment for all Company employees and Contractors and also fulfilling the Company’s  goal  of  zero  loss  of  life,  zero  injuries  and  zero  occupational  diseases  related  to working conditions.

 

Compliance  with  and  adherence  to all  National  and  International  statutory  requirements,  in  conjunction  with  all  Mandated  Territorial  Laws  of  respective  Flags  of  Administration  among the Company's Fleet, which concern occupational health and safety.
Feedback for  the  purpose  of  preventative  action,  which  is  performed through  appropriate safeguards; starting with the identification, assessment and reportage of all risks and hazards.
Commitment to preventing injury or ill health by providing continued improvement in occupational health and safety performance.

Promote  active  participation in shipboard  Health  and  Safety  Committee  Meetings and  provide Circulars, Posters etc. (which are fully supported by Management and are in compliance with the Company’s health  and  safety objectives  and  targets),  to  be  reviewed  and  to  encourage crew interaction, in order to prevent all health and safety issues and concerns.

All Company employees and Contractors shall be committed to always fully cooperating, on the basis of the terms of this Policy as laid forth in the Company’s established SMS and thus ensure the  health  and  safety  of  themselves,  their  colleagues,  their  vessels and  the  environment.  Furthermore,  the  Company  recognizes  that  effective  communication; operational  and  vessel familiarization; instruction  and  comprehensive  training  are  all  integral  parts  of  the  Company’s health and safety, practice and policy.

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT POLICY

Armona Denizcilik A.S. (Company), is committed to operational efficiency, the avoidance of
unnecessary waste and the conservation of energy in all aspects of its operations. Recognizing the limitations of Earth’s natural resources, the Company takes great pride in its efforts to conserve and protect the environment. Moreover, the Company acknowledges the need for mitigating the environmental impact of office and vessel operations. Thus, the Company has identified the following environmental risks and developed positive responses to each:


​· Air pollution 
· Noise pollution
· Garbage management
· Sewage management
· Antifouling paints
· Spills: e.g.: oil or Noxious Liquid Substances

Armona Denizcilik A.S. and its Fleet maintain a zero spill policy and are wholly committed to the continued improvement of the Company’s established SMS and operational procedures.

Company Objectives:

Armona Denizcilik A.Ş. maintains a commitment to achieve Environmental Excellence through full compliance with and the implementation of the below objectives and processes:

  • Compliance with all mandatory rules, regulations, codes and guidelines including all applicable;
  • National, International and Mandated Territorial Laws of respective Flags of Administration among the Company’s Fleet. All records; i.e.: Oil, garbage, bilge, waste water, SOx/NOx, etc. shall be maintained, fully complete, accurate and signed at all times.  
  • Actively promote environmental awareness through familiarization, instruction and comprehensive training of all Armona Fleet employees. Utilize energy and natural resources efficiently in all Company Fleet operations. All waste, ashore and afloat, shall be disposed of safely and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Note:  In ports lacking applicable laws and regulations, Armona’s policy is to voluntarily practice the above; for the health and safety of life and the environment. Furthermore, the Company is dedicated to recycling and re-using resources whenever possible. Establish a structure and program to implement our policy and achieve its objectives and targets. Require all Contractors to comply with the requirements set forth by this Policy. Contractors shall also have their own written Environmental Management Policy - its employees and personnel being required to meet such policy - and, at a minimum, shall require compliance with the same requirements, restrictions and conditions contained in this Policy. Maintain dialogue with relevant authorities to enhance awareness of current and future environmental challenges and solutions.

Ensure statutory and regulatory compliance through regular inspections and third party audits. Identify environmental issues, areas of significant impact and relevant statutory and regulatory requirements and ensure compliance of Company Policy through thorough planning, control, monitoring, auditing, review and corrective action; maintaining a willingness to adapt to changing circumstances. Confirm that environmental protection equipment aboard the Company’s Fleet is certified, maintained and utilized and that shipboard operations are, at all times, carried out in accordance with Company policies and procedures, complying with MARPOL, State Regulations and Cleanship Notations. Maintain a zero spill policy, and be wholly committed to the continuous improvement of the Company’s operational procedures, upholding a policy of no pollutants into the sea or on any ship at any time.

QUALITY MANAGEMENT POLICY

All vessels managed by Armona Denizcilik A.S. are operated in accordance with the Company’s established SMS (Safety Management System) to ensure compliance at all times with:
All mandatory rules, regulations, codes, guidelines and standards of National, International and Mandated Territorial Laws of respective Flags of Administration among the Company’s Fleet, and customer and contractual requirements and agreements.
The SMS is a Company and Ship Specific Self Management Safety System, comprised of a
series of manuals containing; Company Policies, Procedures, Instructions and Guidelines to be adhered to by both shore and ship based personnel.
The Company has set high standards of quality as its Self Management System’s goal.  In view of this, all Company shore and ship based personnel, are encouraged to continually set
objectives and targets throughout each Department to both attain and maintain the Company’s objective.

DPA; (Designated Person Ashore), having access to highest levels of Management, ensures all personnel and all Departments, ashore and afloat, receive ample resources for the continual updating and maintenance of the Company’s SMS.

The Company, by virtue of the Chief Technical Officer, has written, signed, dated and published a Safety, Quality and Environmental Management Policy Statement, demonstrating its commitment to the objectives and targets heretofore established throughout its established SMS.

The Company SQEMS Manual and other related Company Manuals, are reviewed and emendated regularly, to ensure compliance with all; National, International and respective Flag State Administration Laws, IMO Codes and Resolutions, for the necessary adjustment of Company Principles, Objectives and Policies.

All Company Policies are signed and dated by Armona’s Chief Technical Officer, demonstrating
the Company’s commitment to its established SQEMS Policies, this being reflected in the highest
levels of Company Management.  Further, the Company’s commitment to its established SMS is
demonstrated through its ongoing ‘Safety Familiarization, Instruction and Comprehensive
Training Programs.’

The Company is dedicated to the Self Management, Examination, Assessment and Emendation of its established SMS through thorough and open investigation of both internal and external deficiences, non-conformities, accidents, near misses, and incidents.

Drug and Alcohol Policy

It is Company Policy that all Company Vessels are DRY SHIPS. Meaning that possession, use of any kind of Drugs and / or Alcohol is PROHIBITED on company vessels. All crew members may be required to undergo a Drug and / or Alcohol Test. Refusal in this content will result in immediate termination of the contract. The Drug and Alcohol Policy applies for shore based and shipboard employees.