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Mission

The Company is committed to provide world-class ship management services that meet or exceed safety and environmental requirements as well as, customers’ expectations, and to conduct its operations in a manner which protects safety, human health, quality of the provided services, the environment and property.

The Company’s Mission statement is:

To set the standards for safe and environmentally friendly sea transportation of goods with modern, technologically advanced ships, crewed and operated by motivated, professional and well-trained seaborne and shore personnel

Management System

he company's Integrated Management System complies with following requirements:

International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for PollutionPrevention, (also known as the ISM Code)
Standard of Quality Management Systems – Requirements, (ISO 9001);
Environmental Management Systems – Specification with guidelines for use, (ISO 14001);
Energy Management Systems - Requirements with guidance for use
Occupational Health and Safety Systems, (OHSAS 18001) and;
Maritime Labour Convention, (MLC 2006).

The company’s Integrated Management System enables our organization to provide consistent services which exceed the industry requirements, as well as promoting continual improvement through the effective and efficient application of its processes. 

The management of Central Mare Inc. is committed to take all reasonable precautions and measures, during the operation of managed vessels, in order to ensure safety at sea, prevention of human injury or loss of life and avoidance of damage to property and the environment.

The Company’s goal is to achieve ZERO accidents through continuous improvement.

To fulfil these objectives, the management is committed to the following approach:

  • Compliance with mandatory rules and regulations and taking into consideration the Codes, guidelines and standards recommended by the IMO, Flag Administrations, Class Societies and Industry organizations, applicable to operations of managed vessels.
  • Adherence to an Integrated Management System (IMS) by all Company’s employees, including managed vessels, which promotes the concept of safety and environmental excellence, continuous improvement and enhancement of personnel skills.
  • Assigning employees possessing sound skills and capabilities in required areas of responsibility, including adequate verification resources.
  • Defining the organization, responsibility, authority and interfacing of the various management functions within the frame of the IMS. • Providing for safe and environmentally sound practices in the operation of managed vessels.
  • Providing and maintaining a safe working environment onboard to assist in preventing human injury and loss of life.
  • Providing the necessary training to ensure that Company’s employees are capable of achieving safety and pollution prevention objectives in the work they perform.
  • Providing facilities, systems/equipment and a maintenance system that is suited for the purpose of achieving objectives.
  • Conducting management review meetings and management system audits.

This Policy has the full support of Top Management and applies to all Company’s employees.

Central Mare Inc. endeavours to earn the confidence of the shipowners, charterers, seafarers and the marine industry and be recognized as a high quality, trustworthy international ship manager. This can only be achieved by providing flawless services that satisfy all relevant requirements. The Company shall always provide professional ship management services to owners and charterers, protect their interests and assets under its care, and fulfil all their expectations.

The Company is committed to always comply with all applicable legal and other requirements that relate to the pertinent hazards and to continually improve the effectiveness of its IMS.

The Company adopts a proactive approach concerning the needs of its clients and is responsive to their requests, suggestions or complaints, always trying to improve the value of its services.

The Company encourages employee teamwork, personal improvement, cooperation, innovative thinking, initiative, leadership, decisiveness and focus on client’s needs and satisfaction.

The Company sets measurable and meaningful HSQE objectives and targets and reviews them when appropriate. In order to objectively assess its performance, the Company:

  • Establishes criteria for the quality of its services;
  • Monitors, measures and analyses its objectives and targets for continual suitability to verify that processes are effectively implemented.

The IMS defines the methods used to achieve Company’s Policies and the associated objectives and targets. Its implementation ensures that all applicable requirements related to managing ships will be satisfied, thus providing the necessary confidence between the Company and its customers.

The Company’s management considers it’s IMS as the basic tool for providing consistent and effective ship management service and improvement, provides sufficient resources and reviews it regularly to ensure its continuous suitability and effectiveness. The management commits itself in active implementation of the IMS and requires all involved personnel to do the same.

Every suggestion for improvement will be given full attention and will be brought to the highest level of the management.

All Company’s employees, ashore and at sea, are expected to comply with this policy and work towards achieving Company’s objectives. The success of the Company depends on the commitment and involvement of each individual employee.

This policy is continuously reviewed for its suitability and is available to the public and the Company’s customers, vendors and suppliers and has the full support of Top Management and applies to all Company’s employees.

Central Mare Inc. is committed, through continuous efforts to improve environmental performance in all areas required by the international rules and regulations, as well as Company’s IMS, towards a cleaner environment, and to ensure:

  • Pollution prevention that emphasizes source reduction, including necessary funding and human resources to effectively maintain the onboard systems, equipment and components.
  • Continuous reduction of environmental risks.
  • Sharing information on environmental performance with external stakeholders.
  • That the environmental policy is available to the public.

The Company’s goal is to achieve ZERO spills through continuous improvement.

For achieving this goal, the Company:

  • Complies with all applicable environmental laws, regulations and requirements and applies responsible standards where laws, regulations and requirements do not exist.
  • Responds quickly and effectively to environmental incidents resulting from its operations, in co-operation with industry organizations and authorized government agencies.
  • Assesses all identified risks to the environment and establishes appropriate safeguards.
  • Shows concern and respect for the environment, emphasizes every employee's responsibility in environmental performance and promotes appropriate operating practices and training.
  • Undertakes appropriate reviews and evaluations of its operations to measure progress and to enforce compliance with this Policy.
  • Conducts and supports research to improve understanding of the impact of its business on the environment, to improve methods of environmental protection and to enhance its capability to make operations compatible with the environment.
  • Manages its business with the goal of preventing environmental incidents and of controlling emissions and wastes to below harmful levels.
  • Designs, operates and maintains facilities to this end.
  • Shares its experience with others to facilitate improvements in industry performance.

This Policy has the full support of Top Management and applies to all Company’s employees.

It is the Company’s Policy that no seafarer, whatever rank, will navigate the vessel or will operate its equipment while impaired by drugs or alcohol or where there is any risk of such impairment.

In following this Policy, Central Mare Inc:

  • Has banned all alcoholic beverages from its managed vessels.
  • Has banned any form of drug, with the exception of prescribed drugs, as well as the misuse of legitimate drugs. If a crewmember is found in possession of drugs then the Local Authorities will be contacted immediately.
  • Has implemented random testing of all crew for banned substances and alcohol.
  • Controls the use of all medical supplies on board the managed vessels.
  • Will dismiss and impose penalty, as per National and International regulations, to anybody:
    • using alcohol or banned substances on board the vessel;
    • caught in possession of alcohol or banned substances;
    • found to have been instrumental in bringing alcohol or banned substances on board;
    • found to have a positive trace in any random testing sample, unless prior notice with authorisation for use, had been given to the Master.
  • On no account shall a person under the influence of drugs or alcohol, be allowed to stand watch or perform any other duty, involving the safety of the vessel, her crew or cargo, and the public.
  • Will take all disciplinary action, including dismissal, against anybody consuming alcohol, while ashore, for at least 4 hrs prior scheduled watch-keeping duties or work period.
  • Any crewmember suspected for being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, while on duty, shall be immediately relieved from his duty and placed under observation until the influence of drugs or alcohol subsides.
  • All crewmembers understand that it is their duty and benefit, to report immediately to the appropriate Officer or the Master, if they suspect or have evidence that one of their fellow crewmembers is intoxicated.
  • The use of alcohol on the part of the pilot while performing his duties is strictly prohibited; if a pilot is noticed to be under the influence of substances resulting to the incapability of performing his duties, he will not be allowed to be part of the bridge team.
  • Requires all new recruits, prior their embarkation, to undergo a Drug and Alcohol test.

All employees must be adequately informed on the provisions of this Policy and must comply with their intent. This Policy has the full support of Top Management and applies to all employees.

The Company, having established and implementing an Environmental Management System in accordance with ISO 14001, believes that although shipping is by far the most fuel-efficient mode of transport, nevertheless additional action has to be taken to further improve the energy efficiency of ship related operations. The increased energy efficiency eventually results in increased environmental protection by reducing air emissions as well as in improved operational performance by reducing energy cost.

Energy efficiency is controlled primarily through well-planned and properly managed ship operations and needs the personal commitment of everyone involved in the above tasks. To be successful, energy efficiency and conservation must become a way of life than just a mere compliance with rules and regulations.

In our efforts to enhance the energy efficiency on the shipboard operations, the Company is committed to:

  • Establish, document, implement, and maintain an Energy Management System in accordance with the requirements of ISO 50001, with the objective of continually increasing energy efficiency and minimizing energy waste. A set of objectives and timespecific, measurable - whenever practicable and possible - and attainable targets should be established and maintained, which should relate to a combination of design optimization, in-service performance monitoring and best-practice operational management processes.
  • Establish and maintain a Company Energy Efficiency Management Plan (CEEMP) which should be regularly reviewed by the senior management. This Plan, which applies to all fleet vessels, provides standard procedures and practice on best energy management under the various operational modes of each vessel.
  • Ensure the availability of information and of necessary resources to achieve the set objectives and targets.
  • Promote energy efficiency awareness through training to the shore and sea-going personnel and implement energy related campaigns and other relevant personnel incentive/motivating programs.
  • Promote co-operation within the shipping industry with the aim of facilitating energy efficient operations.
  • Monitor and comply with all applicable legal and other requirements related to ship energy management.
  • Support the purchase of energy-efficient products and services, and design for energy performance improvement.

This Policy shall be periodically reviewed with the aim of being kept always updated so as to promote continual energy efficiency improved performance and is available to the public and the Company’s customers, vendors and suppliers. It has the full support of Top Management and applies to all Company’s employees.