NEWS
Company Response to Covid-19
27/03/2020
At Atlantis/Armona, we have a history of rising up to difficult occasions, and building strength in times of adversity. When the global outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19) knocked on Turkey’s doors, Top and Senior Management took immediate action for both office staff and on-board crew. Within only 7 days of the first case being detected in Turkey, management implemented a Contingency Plan in which all Office Staff were required to work from home, effective immediately. Internal inspections were postponed, Superintendent visits were limited and all meetings and in-person training programs were cancelled.
 
Equally stringent and prompt safety measures were taken on-board where crew were instructed to follow strict protocol set out in our Covid-19 Risk Assessment and Outbreak Management Plan. This includes maintaining impeccable hygiene levels, utilising all essential PPE, isolating those with symptoms, washing hands frequently, maintaining a safe distance from one another and not disembarking the vessels. Temperature’s of any external representative boarding the vessel is also being checked, and entry is refused if there is any sign of illness.
 
All vessels were supplied with provisions sufficient for the upcoming 3 months, as well as masks, gloves, sanitizers, cleaning detergents and thermometers, all of which are used by both staff and any necessary personnel boarding the vessels. On-board services have also been minimised and subject to approval by our management.
 
Crew change-over was also limited, leading to increased contract periods for Officers and Engineers. Coronavirus training was provided to crew, and a number of Safety Flashes and Campaigns were issued in response to the Coronavirus. Topics include how to cope with the anxiety induced by this pandemic - as panic can spread faster than the virus itself, how to maintain hygiene standards and ways in which to maintain a positive outlook and mental health.
 
These measures were taken to ensure the health and well-being all of our employees and to prevent the further spread of this virus in to our wider community, whilst also maintaining prosperous work. We wish you and your loved ones good health, and look forward to us all resuming our daily routine at the office and on the vessels.
Company Response to Cov...
27/03/2020
At Atlantis/Armona, we have a history of rising up to difficult occasions, and building strength in times of adversity. When the global...
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New Year’s Celebration
27/12/2019
The Armona Denizcilik & Atlantis Tankers family celebrated the upcoming New Year of 2020.

It was the third celebration in our new office. Drinks were served at the bar on the 6th-floor terrace and Schnitzel were prepared by Burcu Restaurant. The festivities started at 15:00 and lasted till 21:30. A mixture of international charts and nostalgic Turkish music set the scene for some excellent dancing.

We want to thank all of our hardworking and loyal staff for their achievements and will power they have shown in 2019.

On behalf of the Atlantis/Armona family, we wish you a healthy, safe and prosperous 2020! 

 
New Year’s Celebration
27/12/2019
The Armona Denizcilik & Atlantis Tankers family celebrated the upcoming New Year of 2020.
It was the third celebration in ou...
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12th Company Run Seminar
27/11/2019
In this Seminar which was held in the roof top a.k.a ‘Lounge’ of Armona Denizcilik’s Office on Nov. 26th and 27th 2019 we counted more than 60 participants.

The opening speech was held by Lorenz Weinstabl (CEO), who gave a flashback on what the company had achieved in the past year and what vision it has set out as short and mid-term goals. In one of the topics Mr. Weinstabl pointed out that the job of seafarers is under risk, as the industry rigorously works towards unmanned ship designs. He urged the seafarers to maintain high performance levels and to strive towards excellency, whereby acting against the tendencies or behaviour that may make them gradually redundant. In his last topic Mr Weinstabl said “we are in the middle of the third industrial revolution, we are exhausting the natural reserves of the world, the traditional economies are no longer growing, unemployment is increasing, performance is dropping, the global economic crisis is deepening, furthermore global warming is showing scary effects such as: torrential rains, tornados, hurricanes, floods, hundreds of species are facing extinction…”  He urged all participants to act by developing awareness, to use resources economically, and spread the message in their surroundings.

Marlon Weinstabl (Deputy CEO) gave a short speech, emphasizing on the value of Shell’s Maritime Partners in Safety Programme, which as he stated, is now part of the backbone of Armona Denizcilik’s Corporate Culture. He stressed that understanding the true meaning of resilience and the effects its knowledge can conjure, have become ‘life changing’. He thanked the seafarers for their engagement and contribution. Menduh Aydin (Training S/I) added that there are still targets to climb.

The DPA went through the current year’s events as well as the expectations for 2020.

The CTO discussed the company's plans to invite Senior Officers to the office to assess procedures and provided updates on the progress of the Global Sulphur Cap. He also touched on and the importance of training.

 

 
12th Company Run Seminar
27/11/2019
In this Seminar which was held in the roof top a.k.a ‘Lounge’ of Armona Denizcilik’s Office on Nov. 26th and 27th 201...
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Dinner for Two
06/11/2019
Entering its fourth anniversary the half-yearly “Raki and Fish” Dinner between Bureau Veritas and Armona Managers at the Fishmarket in Beşiktaş has become ceremonial.

The platform serves the purpose of exchanging the latest developments in our companies and the visions we have. Furthermore, it is a cornerstone in maintaining a relationship built on trust and respect in each other which between our managements goes back at least 25 years!

In the final stages, where the fish has left the plates and the raki remains, the old seafarer stories emerge and dominate the conversations. Often to the astonishment of those who have not worked at sea.

Thank you Bureau Veritas for spending your precious time with us and thank you for guiding and accompanying us on our path in striving for quality and excellence.
 
From left to right: Capt. Ömer Balta (Fleet Manager / Armona), Erdem Talip (Ships-in-Service Manager / Bureau Veritas), Cafer Tekkan (General Manager Marine / Bureau Veritas), Capt. Gökhan Pehlivan (HSEQ Manager / Armona), Kubilay Görmen (Crew and Systems Quality Manager / Bureau Veritas), Irmak Erdumlu (Task Force Leader / Armona), Serkan Kurtoglu (Ships in Service Quality Manager / Bureau Veritas), Marlon Weinstabl (Deputy CEO / Armona), Lorenz Weinstabl (CEO / Armona), Capt. Semih Falay (CTO / Armona), C/E Aydin Yilmaz (Head of Technical Department / Armona)
Dinner for Two
06/11/2019
Entering its fourth anniversary the half-yearly “Raki and Fish” Dinner between Bureau Veritas and Armona Managers at the Fi...
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Experiencing New Dimensions
28/10/2019
The bulk of Armona's special survey wave comes to a close, as costs reach new heights.

Beginning in November 2017 and unexpectedly stretching out until Oct 2019, the special surveys of 10 from 12 fleet vessels was completed.

No time or budget limits were given, as the management's vision and orders were clear in prioritizing the full restoration of the ships' condition to a level that comes close to that of a newbuilding.

On average, a vessel took two months and a million US dollars to complete its special survey. Whilst a ship's first special survey still has modest wear & tear, the second and third special surveys already leave deep scars. I.e. wear & tear of machinery, piping and the accommodation.

Works carried out include: the dismantling of the deck machinery, deck piping was gradually renewed, the main engine, CP propeller, compressors and generators were taken apart.  

All of this was possible due to the restless engagement of our technical team, who headed this mission for nearly two years.

Management would like to express their gratitude, thanking all team members for their passion and efforts.
Experiencing New Dimens...
28/10/2019
The bulk of Armona's special survey wave comes to a close, as costs reach new heights.
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Leadership & Safety Visit
21/10/2019
Armona's Deputy CEO conducted a safety visit to the Atlantis Alvarado in Moerdijk, Netherlands.
Leadership & Safety Visit
21/10/2019
Armona's Deputy CEO conducted a safety visit to the Atlantis Alvarado in Moerdijk, Netherlands.
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Maritime PnS - Istanbul Workshop
17/10/2019
The leading companies in the Turkish Maritime Industry were invited for the annual Maritime Partners in Safety Workshop by Shell.

As described in the Invitation Letter:

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The intent of this meeting is for the Turkish Maritime industry leadership community to meet and collectively drive forward the Partners in Safety Program as discussed at Maritime Partners in Safety CEO conferences held in Rotterdam in January 2019.

The meeting will seek to engage you and other Maritime partners on the following:
1. Leadership: “Deepening your impact”
2. Progress on the implementation of Partners in Safety in your organisations;
3. Sharing experiences and providing support to driving the “weak signal “campaign;
4. Introduction to Mental health and the “I’m not ok" campaign.

We are inviting the CEOs or equivalent of each Company and extending the invite to include one additional person from each partner Company who typically leads the implementation of the agreed actions in the Partners in Safety program. In other words, please attend together with your QHSE manager or similar.

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It was a day packed with learning. We were happy to see old faces, others who have been with us since the beginning of the program, and also welcome beginners such as Borealis Denizcilik to the program. All of us are in this journey together and we seek to set a role model for others to follow and work towards.

Deputy CEO Marlon Weinstabl [pictured] gave a presentation on how Armona deepens their impact within the Maritime Industry. Core topics included Training, Leadership Visits and a moving story of the company's Resilience when their Headquarters were demolished by Government Authorities on June 1st 2017.

We would like to express our gratitude to the wonderful hosts Geden Denizcilik for organizing and executing a fantastic workshop.

Looking forward to the next!
Maritime PnS - Istanbul...
17/10/2019
The leading companies in the Turkish Maritime Industry were invited for the annual Maritime Partners in Safety Workshop by Shell.
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