The Management and Operation of GNMC fleet within a culture of Safety and Environmental excellence, is the core objective of the company , this is ensured by the effective implementation of the Safety Management System originated from the well known” ISM Code”.
We are at GNMTC embraced the spirit of the code , and acted proactively in operating the fleet ,in a competitive sustained manner, always in line with the requirement of our customers “CHARTERS” .
The existing Safety Management System was put under a continuous scrutiny with the assistance of some well known Oil Company, where all identified ,gaps were closed by introducing new procedures or amending the existing ones. Also to further address the goal, a formal acceptance to utilise the requirements of the “Tanker Management Self Assessment” or TMSA program ,which is being implemented with the company and it’s fleet.
In July 2009 , new corner stone was established by certifying the company to the international Standards for Quality and Environment, these standards focuses on meeting our customer’s expectations in providing a safe and efficient service in the transportation of oil and oil products, both locally and international.
The above objectives are achieved through the following activities and tasks:
Significant progress had been made on Quality and Environmental management with the company gaining ISO 9001 & 14001 accreditations. The company had established an environmental action plan aimed at a robust, long term environmental operations and business plan.
Mounted an effective emergency response, capabilities, with the existing office based crisis room upgraded with new additional equipments and systems :phone lines, a fax machine, television with satellite facility and satellite phones ,and video conference facilities. The response capabilities were further developed by undertaking a practical workshops and training in the subject of media handling. And as the ship’s staff are potential first responders during a shipping casualty have incorporated an appropriate guidance on handling media in the Vessel’s Emergency Response Plan. Two Ship to shore drills planned each year, which used to enhance our effective response to any major incidents.
incident classification and recording system brought in line with the OCIMF ‘Marine Injury Reporting Guidelines’ which provided an effective measurement of HSE performance and monitoring of accident trends.
Used the leading indicators (Near Misses, Unsafe Acts etc.) in establishing performance targets or KPIs.
To ensure that maximum learning is drawn from each incident, the existing procedures for “Root Cause Analysis” were improved by utilizing the latest model as a tool for Root Cause Analysis”.
The “Risk Assessment” procedures implemented as an integral part of work planning meetings during which a generic risk assessments discussed for the activity to be carried out and amended to suit situational requirements.
An incentive scheme based on safety performance and reporting is adopted to motivate shipboard staff, in near Miss and Unsafe Act reporting.
Internal & External Audits are the main tools for the verification that the system is effectively implemented on board and ashore in all company’s departments and offices.
The audits cover all activities both on board and ashore. A pre -audit plans prepared in the beginning of each year, to facilitate the implementation process in a systematic manner.
As a result of this process, an average of 6 notes and observations per vessel, were recorded, which considered to be within the limit of acceptance. These observations, which were treated as incidents, analyzed according to the concept of root cause analysis. The required preventive actions were effectively implemented.
The related certificates as per ISM Code & ISO requirement were endorsed by the relevant class.
In meeting customer’s requirements (expectations), all vessels subjected to constant inspection and review processes ensuring that these requirements are satisfied, by follow up and close out mechanism for SIRE observations.
Trend analysis of inspection observations prepared and analysed, identifying the areas of weaknesses and focus their resources on those to drive further improvement. In this regard all vessels were inspected by major oil companies, according to Vessels Inspection Questioners, initiated by the Oil companies International Marine Forum(OCIMF) , These companies includes the oil companies owns and operate refineries and oil terminals in Libya, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Spain, Russia and France.