Safe, sound and sustainable

UNIATLANTICO is offering commercial shipmanagement as well as technical and safety management together with its associated partners.

Both, for investors and third party owners we propose service on demand and agree to perform either full management service from one source or just part of it. In addition to the ordinary day-to-day management, we conduct pre-purchase inspections, vessel valuation, project finance, sale and purchase, drydock planning and newbuilding supervision.

With our experience, both commercially and technically, we have the ability to initiate new shipping projects or restructure existing ones. All our vessels are classed to highest industry standards by an IACS class society. Our crew employment contracts are subject to ITF standard and our company strictly commits to the code of conduct for environmental friendly shipping service and safety on board.

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Our code of conduct

Quality Policy

UNIATLANTICO is committed to providing a Quality service, which consistently & continuously meets the requirements of its customers whilst protecting assets under its care, its employees and the environment in general.

This is achieved by establishing & discharging managerial & operational processes, which have emerged from the combination of sound managerial principles and established experience in the Shipping Industry.

The Company aims to remain a quality service provider by:

  • Meeting customer requirements as defined in the relevant Ship Management Agreements and Charter Parties
  • Developing and implementing controlled processes
  • Continual improvements in operational responsiveness
  • Complying with the requirements of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISM Code as well as continually improving its Management System
  • Establishing and communicating measurable & consistent objectives and performance targets to company employees
  • Complying with applicable statutory requirements, international legislation and classification society requirements related to the services provided
  • Operating vessels without accident(s) or incident(s) that could endanger companys employees, the environment or assets under the companys care
  • Complying with current Health & Safety legislation
  • Developing employee skills and increasing their contribution through effective training

In order to meet the above objectives the company has developed and implements a Management System, which as a minimum shall meet the requirements of ISO 9001, ISO 14001& IMO ISM Code.

All Company employees are responsible for implementing the companys Quality Policy.

The Companys management is responsible for monitoring and reviewing the Quality Policy at regular intervals in order to ensure that it remains relevant and effective.

Health, Safety management & Environmental Policy

It is the Companys Policy to promote and enhance Health and Safety at Sea, Prevention of Human Injury or loss of life, welfare of employees and avoidance of any adverse impact on the environment (marine or otherwise), including property.

The Company aims at safety and environmental excellence which is accomplished through the following objectives:

  • To provide for safe practices in ship operation and a safe and healthy working environment
  • To prevent damage to the ship, her cargo and the environment
  • To assess all identified risks to its ships, personnel and the environment, establish appropriate safeguards and operate the ships within ALARP (as low as reasonably practicable) levels of risk
  • To prevent loss of human life and personal injury
  • To ensure that seafarers work environment on board ships promotes occupational safety and health
  • To continuously improve Safety Management skills of personnel ashore and aboard ships, including preparing for emergencies related both to Safety, Health & Environmental Protection

In order to effectively implement its Health, Safety Management & Environmental Protection Policy the Company:

  • Has appointed dedicated personnel with the responsibility to maintain an overview of Health, Safety and Environment matters
  • Consistently follows all national and international rules and regulations applicable to the Marine Industry and commits to remain alert for ways to improve as changes occur in regulations and in the industry
  • Takes into account applicable guidelines, standards, codes and publications which are issued by maritime organisations and are directed towards creating a safe and pollution free (zero spill) environment
  • Implements a Shipboard Occupational Health and Safety Program (SOHSP)
  • Continuously monitors all safety and occupational health aspects of the vessels
  • Frequently inspects and audits the vessels and carries out necessary maintenance and repairs
  • Continuously improves its management system by taking corrective & preventive action for identified problem areas
  • Provides adequate resources to effectively implement this management system
  • Provides a framework for setting & reviewing safety management system objectives and targets that are evaluated and reviewed during Management Review Meetings
  • Has carried out a generic Risk Assessment to its basic operations and practices and has established safeguards against identified risks
  • Undertakes an obligation to society (corporate social responsibility), in the form of commitment to local, national and international regulations, attention to environmental issues and adoption of a risk management policy
  • Makes every effort to provide a safe and healthy workplace and considers working safely a condition of employment
  • Provides necessary resources to implement the occupational health and safety program
  • Recognizes that no task is so important for an employee to put himself at risk of injury or illness in order to get it done
  • Protects the Health of seafarers and provides prompt access to Medical Care on board and ashore when needed

All Company employees, shore based and seafarers are responsible for implementing the Companys Safety, Health & Environment Protection Policy and are required to comply with the applicable standards and with the ships occupational safety and health policy and program.

The Companys senior officers and managers are responsible to always lead by example in safety-related issues.

The Companys Management is responsible for communicating, monitoring and reviewing this Policy at regular intervals in order to ensure that it remains relevant and effective.

Drugs & Alcohol Policy

It is the Companys Policy that no seafarer employed shall navigate the vessel, operate machinery or carry out his duties whilst he is impaired by drugs or alcohol or suspected to be under the impairment of alcohol or drugs.

The Company has defined, for the purpose of alcohol abuse, a limit of not greater than 0.04% blood alcohol level (BAC) or 0.25 mg/l alcohol in the breath or a quantity of alcohol leading to such alcohol concentration for Masters, Officers and other Seafarers while performing designated safety, security and marine environmental duties.

In order to enforce this policy:

  1. Consumption and possession of alcohol for private or any other use on board Company vessels is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN.
  2. The possession, use, trafficking of any kind of illegal drugs and for any reason on board the ship is prohibited
  3. The Company implements procedures which meet or exceed the relevant Flag State legislation and enforces a strict blood/breath and/or urine test schedule involving:
    • mandatory pre-joining tests for all seafarers
    • periodical random testing/screening on board vessels. Each officer is to be tested at least once annually
    • regular breathalyser tests on board, either as a routine control procedure, or during an investigative process

Seafarers found to be in violation of this Policy shall be immediately released from duty and dismissal / disciplinary action will be taken. Refusal to be subjected to D&A testing would equal to admission of guilt and the person will be subject to the same repercussions as any offender.

Adherence to this Policy is considered as a term of employment.