Company Policy

GNMTC's Drug & Alcohol Policy

(Violation of this policy will warrant immediate dismissal and/or legal action)

General National Maritime Transport CO., is committed to the following policy regarding Drugs & Alcohol as part of their overall health and safety policy. The purpose of the policy is to maintain safe and efficient operational standards on all ships and to promote the health and well being of its seafarers. The policy is also intended to ensure that interests of its personnel are protected in any investigation following a marine casualty.

  • The Consumption and having in possession of Alcohol in any form or similar intoxicant material, is prohibited by Law in Libya.

    The Drugs and Alcohol policy arises out of recognition that efficiency is impaired by the consumption of Alcohol and/or Drugs. Such impairment is an additional and unacceptable hazard to the safe operation of the vessel and all on board. In such circumstances, it is essential that the ship’s personnel understand the reasons why strict controls must be exercised over the consumption of alcohol/drugs. In view of the above, all officers and watch keeping ratings, selected to join vessels, will be briefed and made aware of the company’s policy and cause of disciplinary action taken against those violating it , additionally each seafarer will sign the declaration form .

  • The Master, Officers and ratings MUST NOT at any time consume alcohol in any quantity .

    All ship’s personnel reporting for duty and appearing to be under the influence of alcohol must be reported to the Master. It is the duty of the Master to take whatever action he considers appropriate to protect the safety of the ship. In such circumstances, the seafarer will be subject to disciplinary action which may include termination of employment and imprisonment.

    Where any doubt exists as to the Master’s ability to perform his duties due to consumption of alcohol, then the chief officer and chief engineer officer must jointly assess the situation, if clear evidence of alcohol consumption exists, then GNMTC, Tripoli Head Office must be informed immediately and seek their approval and written confirmation for the chief officer to assume command.

    The possession, distribution and sale of alcohol on board GNMTC vessels is prohibited by Libyan law.

    It is strictly forbidden for any ship’s personnel to bring alcoholic beverages and drugs on board.

    Supernumeraries and visitors on board the ship, are subject to the same policy restriction.

    Any person who is attending on board a ship to assist in the navigation, carry out repairs, or for any other ship’s business must not be allowed to carry out their respective duties if they appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

  • Ship’s personnel joining vessels or returning after shore leave, must not have blood alcohol concentration .

    If any employee has a problem due to dependency upon drugs or alcohol, it is his duty to inform the recruitment office at the time of his selection. If this problem occurs on the vessel, he should inform the Master, who in turn will inform the office and arrangements would be made for dismissal.

    Drugs trafficking is a serious criminal offence and will be dealt as per the law.

Company Security Policy Statement

It is the policy of GNMTC to provide a secure working environment, by establishing and maintaining the required security measure to prevent unlawful acts against ships, which endanger the safety and security of persons and property on board company ships.

Company objectives are to:

  1. Provide security procedures and practices for ship operations to protect the security of the ship , ports and the wide community.
  2. Establish safeguards to reduce the risk to crew, supernumeraries and port personnel on board company ships.
  3. Improve the security skills and awareness of company personnel ashore and onboard ship.
  4. Prepare contingency measures for emergencies relating to possible security incident.

These objectives will be achieved by:

  1. A Ship Security Assessment and a Ship Security Plan specific to each individual ship.
  2. Comprehensive training for company personnel.
  3. Actively promoting security awareness amongst company personnel.
  4. Regular documented reviews and internal audits of security procedures and plans, in order to allow for constant update and improvement to the plan.

All employees are expected to comply with the required procedures within the Ship Security Plan 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 shall ensure that the company security officer, the Master and the ship security officer are given the necessary support to fulfil their duties and responsibilities in accordance with Chapter XI-2 of the 1974 SOLAS Convention and ISPS code.

Health, Safety, Quality & Environmental Protection Policy

General National Maritime Transport Company (GNMTC) “ the company” is committed to meeting the requirements of its clients by:

  • ensuring that its services meet customer/client requirements in the fields of Health, Safety, Quality and the Environmental, (HSQE) Management system.
  • maintaining and continuously improving the Company’s Health, Safety, Quality, and Environmental Management (HSQE) system.

It is the intention of GNMTC to be recognized among the top marine industry entities for its enduring commitment to the highest standards of quality services and integrity in the operation of its vessels and in its relationships with its charterers.

In offering its services, the Company shall not knowingly participate in any unsafe or illegal activity and recognizes the importance of implementing proper standards of performance, to meet industrial requirements.

The Company realizes that the operation of its owned & managed fleet involves no risk to the health, safety of its employees, to third parties and to the environment. The Company is responsible for minimizing such risks by:

  1. conducting its business affairs in such a way that all decision-making takes full account of the safe operations of the vessel.
  2. ensuring that owned & managed vessels are operated in accordance with national and international maritime legislation regarding Health,safety quality and environmental protection measures.
  3. employing competent personnel who are able to effectively supervise and carry out Health, safety quality and environmental protection tasks as defined in the operating procedures approved by senior management.
  4. meets and, anticipate it’s charterers’s requirements.
  5. monitoring the effectiveness of shipboard Health,safety, quality and environmental protection and related procedures.
  6. asses all identified risks in all processes to managed vessels, personnel, and the environment, and establish appropriate safe guards.
  7. emphasizing the goal of achieving zero accident and zero pollution through preventative measures such as conducting investigations of shipboard incidents and using the results to prevent occurrence.
  8. maintaining emergency plans to be employed in the event of them being required.
  9. communicates effectively and cooperates with the charterers, regulatory bodies, internal departments; including all crews and shore-based personnel.
  10. the company will use its best endeavors to ensure that any contractor working on their behalf apply standards that are compatible with this policy.

The Company will focus on the global perspective of its environmental activities that have a major impact on the environment. These aspects are related to the impact made upon the marine environment, global warming, acidification and production of garbage/waste. All activities and aspects shall be revised and if necessary replaced to ensure continuous improvement in the company’s management system and performance.

The company’s Management will respond positively to recommendations from both shore and sea staffs that identify changes in policy, practices or equipment necessary to improve standards.

GNMTC reviews this Policy periodically to ensure its' continued suitability and uses it as a framework to establish Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental objectives.

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