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December 2016 - Orfeas Saves Four French Boaters in the Atlantic Ocean

On December 19, 2016, our AMVER participating vessel, ORFEAS, rescued four (4) French boaters from S/V L’AMIRAL, a disabled 50-foot sailing boat in the Atlantic Ocean, about 1,082 miles east of Puerto Rico.

The international rescue operation started on December 18, 2016, when rescue authorities in Fort de France Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Center in St. Maarten notified U.S. Coast Guard in San Juan, Puerto Rico of a disabled sailboat in heavy weather requesting assistance after their rudder failed.

U.S. rescue authorities conducted an Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue (AMVER) callout to identify and notify vessels transiting in the vicinity of the distress and coordinated with Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Greece to contact our ORFEAS, which was approximately 250 nautical miles away from the disabled sailing vessel.

The Captain of ORFEAS immediately agreed to divert course in order to rescue the distressed boaters. On December 19, 2016, ORFEAS arrived on scene and managed to rescue all four French boaters despite 40 knot winds and 16-foot seas prevailing in the area. The rescued boaters were uninjured and remained onboard the ORFEAS until the vessel arrived at Ceuta, Spain on December 27, 2016.

 

November 2016 – AMVER System

We are pleased to announce that our KOUROS has been awarded with a Certificate of Merit by the United States Coast Guard in recognition of “outstanding dedication to the Automated Mutual-assistance Vessel Rescue System”, which seeks to provide a worldwide safety network to assist search and rescue coordination in responding to emergencies at sea.

October 2015 – AMVER system

We are pleased to announce that our EVRIDIKI has been awarded with a Certificate of Merit by the United States Coast Guard in recognition of “outstanding dedication to the Automated Mutual-assistance Vessel Rescue System”, which seeks to provide a worldwide safety network to assist search and rescue coordination in responding to emergencies at sea.

December 2014 – USCG Qualship 21 Program

We are pleased to announce that our USA trading vessels, KOUROS and ORFEAS, have been successfully assessed by USCG and accredited under their Qualship 21 Program.

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March 2014 - e-SMS Implementation

We are pleased to report that, Company's Safety Management System is now running exclusively through Ulysses Document Management System,

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Safety and Environmental Awareness

Our Company recognizes the risks involved in the transport of oil and its products by sea and is committed to conducting operations onboard and ashore in a safe, environmentally friendly and quality assured manner. Objectives and targets aim at the protection of human life, protection of the environment and the fulfillment of its customers’ needs.

The Company further recognizes the considerations of all relevant interested parties and is committed to protecting both its own integrity and reputation and that of all relevant interested parties. Jeopardizing any of the above aspects will result to immediate end of contract with no further obligations by our Company.

Everyone’s contribution in maintaining a safe environment for our crew and customers is our priority.

In case of accepting collaboration with our Company, which includes an onboard attendance, subcontractors accept all terms and conditions described herein. In this respect, every visiting person must conform with the Company’s Safety Policy and Rules in connection with the Emergency Conditions, Smoking, Waste Management and General Safety Precautions. These requirements will be explained by our crew once on board, they are posted and readily available at various locations on board.

When the property of a customer or subcontractor is lost, damaged or otherwise found to be unsuitable for use, the Company shall report this to the corresponding party and retain documented information on what has occurred.

Green Packaging

Packaging can have a significant environmental impact during its production and disposal, it therefore needs to be well managed. To reduce environmental impact, our Company encourages vendors to use eco-friendly packaging and substitute materials for greener alternatives. Packaging includes anything from cardboard boxes used for products to the wooden palettes used for transportation.

Minimally Toxic Soaps and Detergents

All soaps and detergents delivered to the Company managed vessels must use phosphate-free and with minimally-toxic substances.

Asbestos Free

As per SOLAS II-1, Regulation 3-5 and MSC.1/Circ.1379, from 1 January 2011, asbestos has been completely banned in new installations on both new and existing convention ships. In this respect an asbestos-free declaration should be provided for all spares delivered with an existing Type Approval Certificate.

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It’s the responsibility of the vendor to supply items suitable for the use onboard tankers, i.e. intrinsically safe, explosion proof etc. Any supply of not “Suitable to Use on a Tanker” items will not be accepted and the Company accepts no further obligation for this delivery.

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GRACE MANAGEMENT S.A.
1, Dervenakion   Street
185 45 Piraeus - Greece
Tel     : +30 210 4065250 
Fax    : +30 210 4065251
E-mail info@graceshipman.gr

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