The Company guarantees it’s commitment on matters of security and declares that all works conducted by its personnel, either ashore or onboard, will be effectively supervised in order to comply with the aims listed hereunder:
It is the policy of the Company to provide a secure working environment by establishing and maintaining the required security measures to prevent unlawful acts, which endanger the safety and security of persons and property on board the ship.
Company objectives are to:
- Provide security procedures and practices for ship operations to protect the security of ports and the wider community.
- Establish safeguards to reduce the risk to passengers, crew and port personnel onboard.
- Improve the security skills and awareness of company personnel ashore and onboard.
- Prepare contingency measures for emergencies relating to possible security incidents.
In case there is a conflict between commercial interests and the aims of the Security Policy, the Master will give priority to the above mentioned objectives.
These objectives will be achieved by:
- Comprehensive training for company and ship personnel. The personnel undergo training both immediately upon hiring and continuously during their employment.
- Actively promoting security awareness amongst company and shipboard personnel.
- Taking into account the decisions of the international shipping community.
- Regular documented reviews and internal audits of security procedures and plans in order to allow for constant update and improvement to the plan.
- The voyage, the cargo handling and all ship’s operations are scheduled in advance, in order to foresee possible dangers and take the necessary precautions.
All employees and crewmembers are expected to comply with the required procedures within the Ship’s Security Plan (SSP) and should be familiar with the relevant security duties required of them and the measures required to protect the ship from any unlawful act.
The Company declares that the COMPANY SECURITY OFFICER (CSO) and the SHIP SECURITY OFFICER (SSO) have adequate knowledge, and/or have received training, as required by Part A of the ISPS Code, taking into account the guidance given in Part B of the Code, that shipboard personnel having specific security duties have sufficient knowledge and ability to perform their assigned duties and that all other shipboard personnel will have sufficient knowledge of, and are familiar with, relevant provisions of the SSP.
The Company ensures that the CSO, the Master and the SSO are given the necessary support to fulfil their duties and responsibilities in accordance with SOLAS and the ISPS code.
This Policy will be revised whenever necessary in order to ensure that the aims set are achieved and to monitor the correctness and effectiveness of the procedures and guidelines given.