The company places the highest emphasis on the safe operation of each ship and the safety of the personnel.
It has the responsibility to implement and maintain its safety policy and monitor the safety of the ship's operation and of their shore based and ship board personnel, which shall include:
- Briefing of staff on the company's quality policies, the understanding and acknowledgement of it
- Investigation of personal accidents and health hazards and reporting of the circumstances and findings.
- Evaluating reports of near misses and taking corrective actions.
- Evaluating reports of significant safety deficiencies or defects which cannot be rectified by ship's staff and taking steps to rectify them.
- Conducting safety and health inspections at scheduled intervals and to record and report the results of these inspections.
- Verification of compliance with the specified safety and health procedures, as well as national/international standards and requirements
Any non-conformity with the above safety standards must be brought to the attention of the designated person by means of a NON-CONFORMITY REPORT (NCR) which has been distributed to all vessels and in the office.
The NCR will be discussed in regular Safety Meetings and corrected in an agreed time limit, unless it is a very urgent case where immediate corrective action will be provided.
The management will review and analyze the Safety and Health Policy regularly based on the NCR's, the accidents and the inspection reports.
The management will make recommendations based on these findings which have to be discussed and implemented, and if agreed on, to be followed up until completed satisfactorily.
The reason for non-implementation of a recommendation has to be detailed and recorded.
The company gives a very high priority to conserving and protecting the environment.
It has the responsibility of undertaking all possible actions for preventing all kinds of pollution and ensures compliance with environmental legislation and regulations at sea, as well as ashore; zero spillage policy; pollution prevention policy, reduction of identified environmental impacts.
The company will do its best to encourage the anti-pollution consciousness of the personnel and encourage a positive attitude towards pollution prevention.
The company places a high emphasis to conserving and protecting the environment and more specific on personal, occupational and environmental health, therefore top management it is committed to continuous improvement and prevention pollution.
Our company’s environmental policy includes:
- Energy Conservation
- Pollution Prevention
- Waste Reduction
- Minimize sources usage
In all our activities and operations we will:
Comply fully with all legal requirements and other requirements to which the organization subscribes which relate to environmental aspects.
Review our Environmental Aspects and objectives on a regular basis.
Communicate the company’s environmental Aspects and subsequent environmental management program and targets to all Donnelly Tanker Management Office employees and ensure that they have a clear understanding of those.
Communicate our Environmental Policy to subcontractors and partners.
The Company’s Goals towards the Environment is Zero Spill.
The management's responsibility is to offer services that meet customer's quality standard requirements.
The company acknowledges:
- that human life at sea must not be put at risk
- that the environment is mankind’s greatest asset
- that the requirements and expectations of the customer must be met
- that the services offered in the market must be competitive to competitor’s services and that this is only possible if the service is not only based on efficiency but also on quality
- that more and more charterers/shippers request a certified Quality and Safety Management System
DONNELLY TANKER MANAGEMENT LIMITED has implemented a Quality and Safety Management System.
DONNELLY TANKER MANAGEMENT LIMITED has documented and organized measures laid down in this manual.
DONNELLY TANKER MANAGEMENT LIMITED reserve the right to modify certain procedures put down in this manual in order to meet charterers / owners instructions or requirements.
Reliability, economy and safety are characteristics of quality. That means:
- Protection of human life from risks in shipping
- Environmental Protection in compliance with IMO, SOLAS, MARPOL, IACS and their corresponding appendices
- Maintenance of vessel's technical condition and employees' qualification
- Co-operation of all employees to obtain a permanent improvement of quality
The consideration of the following regulations is a usual part of DTM quality.
- IMO Conventions
- Public and international regulations (MARPOL, SOLAS)
- Classification (IACS) rules
- International Ship Management Code (ISM-Code)
- ILO Conventions
The management expects from all employees good co-operation to keep up the company's quality and service. Employees are instructed both ashore and aboard to follow, to support and to improve the procedures described in the Quality and Safety Management Manual.
The Company's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy exceeds the recommendations contained in OCIMF's 'Guidelines for the Control of Drugs and Alcohol On board Ship'.
With regard to alcohol, this policy is based on the following:
- ZERO ALCOHOL: No alcohol is allowed to be brought or consumed on board any tanker of DONNELLY TANKER MANAGEMENT LIMITED fleet.
- Taking into consideration of the few hours of shore leave in ports of call, a total abstinence from alcohol during shore leave is required and imposed on crews serving on board DTM vessels
- To safeguard the strict adherence to the zero alcohol policy, the Company maintains a system based on breath analyzers and random testing by urine sample to monitor the effectiveness of this policy.
- Any form of drug and alcohol beverages, with the exception of prescribed drugs, is totally banned from Company’s managed vessels. Personnel on prescribed drugs must declare this fact to the Master upon joining the vessel, or upon prescription if prescribed during the period of service onboard. The Master if on prescribed drugs must declare this fact to the company prior joining the vessel, or upon prescription if prescribed during the period of service onboard.
- This policy is monitored on board all vessels by the Master. In addition, Officers and Ratings undergo appropriate drug and alcohol tests before joining the vessel.
- Officers and Ratings are subject to unannounced random tests conducted by qualified personnel to Port State and Owners' requirements.
The company considers the personnel, both ashore and at sea as its most important resource.
The company aims to provide customers with the best quality service in a safe manner, therefore adequate training of personnel is vital for the company aims to be achieved.
The company will do its best to encourage seafarers to improve their knowledge, skills and expertise. Training of seafarers is done both ashore and onboard the vessels.
For shore training the company has established a training center in Manila / Philippines, which employs highly skilled ex-seagoing Captains and Chief Engineers and provides standard IMO model courses, upgrading and other customized courses for seafarers.
For controlled onboard training the company provides the following training material:
- The ISF Deck and Engine cadet training book
- Hartmann E-learning on board library
- Videotel Library
- A library for training purposes with a variety of publications
- two (2) training vessels for Junior Officer / Engineer training
- News Link and Hartmann News world-wide
The company induces all seafarers to further their knowledge and skills and all Captains (and senior officers) are instructed to assist seafarers in their effort.
As a company, procedures have been developed that evaluate seafarers progress and when the time comes and training is proven to be successful seafarers are rewarded for their effort by promotion.
For the office personnel, training needs are identified by each department head and are discussed during the company's weekly Management Meetings. Once training needs are identified the available training options will be evaluated by the management and the most appropriate training will be selected and provided to ensure best quality of services.
The company's management fully supports all personnel efforts for improvement and promises to all personnel who strive for the good of the company a long lasting relationship and work employment for the years to come.
Donnelly Tanker Management has established an efficient computerized purchasing and delivery procedure, to facilitate the planning of orders and the punctual delivery of spare parts, equipment, stores and consumables.
These tasks are supported by the AMOS program, which in this way combines preventive maintenance with spares and stores administration.