Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental Policy


The Company's policy is to promote the continuous improvement of Safe and Environmentally friendly working practices under healthy working conditions and satisfy customer requirements while complying with all applicable regulations

All duties and day-to-day operations carried out by personnel, both ashore and onboard, must reflect commitment in achieving Safety at Sea, Prevention of Human Injury or Loss of Life, Avoidance of Damage to the Environment and to Property and in providing Quality Services

The Company is committed to manage and continually improve its HSQE performance. This is done by identifying and mitigating risks, setting, reviewing and achieving HSQE objectives and targets, training employees and encouraging suppliers and contractors to adopt environmentally friendly working methods. The Company’s goal is to achieve ZERO incidents and ZERO oil spills through continuous improvement

The Company has developed, implements and maintains an Integrated Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental Management System (IMS) in compliance with the ISM Code and ISO 14001, seeking to:

  • Provide for safe practices and a safe working environment
  • Assess all risks to the ships, personnel and the environment and establish appropriate safeguards
  • Continuously improve HSQE awareness and personnel skills including emergency preparedness
  • Ensure compliance with Regulations and consider applicable Guidelines and Standards

 The Company maintains procedures and takes appropriate measures to ensure that:

  • Responsibilities, authority levels and lines of communication for HSQE matters are clearly defined
  • All shore and sea personnel are properly qualified, familiarized and trained
  • All HSQE aspects of the managed vessels are continuously monitored
  • Vessels are frequently inspected and properly maintained in compliance with applicable regulations
  • Key shipboard operations are performed safely in compliance with applicable legislation
  • Non-conformities, accidents and near misses are reported and analyzed and proper corrective and preventive actions are taken for identified problem areas
  • All personnel are always adequately prepared for responding to emergency situations
  • All documents and data relevant to the IMS are controlled
  • Internal audits and Management reviews of the IMS are performed to improve its effectiveness

 ALL personnel are responsible to comply with this policy and actively contribute in its continuous implementation. It is regularly reviewed to ensure it remains relevant and effective


Security Policy

It is the Policy of CYPRUS SEA LINES S.A., hereinafter called the “Company”, to provide a secure work environment on board its ships, by establishing and maintaining the security measures needed to prevent unlawful acts that threaten the safety and security of personnel and property onboard the ships.

The objectives of the Company are to:

  • implement security procedures in the operation of the ships to safeguard the security of port facilities and relevant wide range regional communities;
  • establish the protection measures to mitigate the risks against the passengers and crew onboard and the personnel of port facilities;
  • enhance the ability and consciousness of ship and shore personnel of the Company relating to the security;
  • provide emergency response measures for the potential security incidents.

The foregoing objectives shall be accomplished by:

  • Ship Security Assessment and Ship Security Plan (SSP) for each individual ship;
  • comprehensive training for all personnel of the Company related to security;
  • positive enhancement of security consciousness by all personnel related to security;
  • periodic review of security procedures and security plans, and internal audit, that should enable a continuous improvement and up-dating of the security plans.

Every personnel of the Company are required to observe the procedural requirements specified in the Ship Security Plan (SSP), and familiarize themselves with the security related duties and necessary measures to safeguard the ship from all unlawful acts.

On behalf of the Company, the undersigned declares as follows:

The Master has the overriding authority and responsibility to make decisions with respect to the safety and security of the ship and to request assistance of the Company or of any Contracting Government as may be necessary.  If, in his professional judgment, a conflict between any safety and security requirements applicable to this ship arises during his period of command, the Master will give effect to those requirements necessary to maintain the safety of the ship.

The Company shall give the necessary support to the Company Security Officer (CSO), Master of the ship and Ship Security Officer (SSO) to fulfil their duties and responsibilities in accordance with the requirements of Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS 1974 as amended and relevant paragraphs of the ISPS Code.


Drug and Alcohol Policy

The Company’s Management is committed to a safe, healthy and productive working environment for all seafarers onboard managed vessels. The possession, use or distribution of ALCOHOL or of ILLEGAL DRUGS or SUBSTANCES is STRICTLY PROHIBITED on board

The Drug and Alcohol Policy is applicable to all forms of substance abuse. Seafarers on prescribed medication must declare this to the Manning Agents and the Master upon joining the vessel, or upon prescription if during onboard service

All seafarers are recognised as key participants to the successful implementation of this Policy and are responsible for this towards the Company, including their fellow crew members. Under no circumstances is any seafarer allowed to perform assigned duties under the influence of drugs or alcohol

The Master is responsible for monitoring its onboard implementation by ensuring full understanding by all personnel, conducting random drug/alcohol searches and screening of seafarers, and immediately notifying the Office in case of any abuse

The Master and Office Representatives conduct random unannounced onboard drug/alcohol searches and may require any seafarer to undertake drug/alcohol testing

Any violation of this Policy may cause heavy penalties including instant dismissal and repatriation of the violator, who will undertake to cover his own expenses from the first convenient Port, or handing over to the local authorities

Flag, Port or Coastal State requirements, which exceed the requirements of this Policy, must be adhered to as if included in this Policy