Safety, Environment & Quality at Sea
Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S is, as technical manager of tanker and dry cargo vessels, certified by Det Norske Veritas (The Norwegian classification society) in accordance with the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) chapter IX, International Safety Management (ISM) as adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) resolution A.741 (18).
NORDEN is continuously striving to heighten safety for our employees at sea. Protecting the environment is constantly in focus, as well. In 2006, we added computer-based training programmes (CBT) and electronic document handling to our existing procedures, which is particularly helpful in our efforts to meet regulatory requirements and remain best in class among our peers in the shipping industry.
We are seeing a positive, dynamic development in the various industry standards and regulatory initiatives – notably OCIMF (Oil Companies International Marine Forum), TMSA (Tanker Management Self Assessment) and EU legislation, which is strengthening our competitiveness.
In addition to complying with existing legislation, we will strengthen our focus on meeting future safety and environmental requirements in terms of vessel design and operating procedures in order to ensure a higher degree of safety for our employees at sea as well as for the surrounding environment.