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UNIVAN MARITIME (H.K.

) LIMITED
FLEET OPERATION MANUAL
DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY

Issue 1

REV 0

Date 18.12.2009

SECTION1.5

1.5 Drug and Alcohol Policy
1) Univan Maritime(H.K.) Limited supports the International chamber of
Shipping (ICS) and Oil Company International Marine Forum (OCIMF)
Joint guidelines for control of drug and alcohol on board ships.
2) The misuse of prescribed drugs, or the use, possession, trafficking or
sale of illicit or unprescribed controlled drugs on board is prohibited.
3) Any breach of the company’s policy on drugs will result in the instant
dismissal of person(s) concerned. Similarly, any breach of the policy
relating to alcohol abuse will result in disciplinary action. This may well
extend to dismissal.
4) The company permits carriage and consumption of alcohol on board
provided the following condition are met:
a) No seafarer shall navigate or operate any ship’s equipment whilst
his judgement is impaired by alcohol.
b) All seafarers at all times whilst on board a ship must be able to
respond at any time to an emergency.
c) A seafarer shall not report for duty or work with a theoretical Blood
Alcohol Content in excess of 0 mg /100 ml (see section 5.2.3 for
method of determining theoretical BAC).
d)
A period of 4 hours of abstinence from alcohol to be observed prior
to scheduled watch keeping duty or work period.
e)
Whilst employed on board a ship, no seafarer shall consume more
than 3 units of alcohol within a 24 hour period, either on board the
vessel or ashore.
f)
At no time should seafarers, or any person connected with the ship
business, be intoxicated or have BAC in excess of 40mg/100ml at
any time whilst on board the ship.
g) Although USCG accepts a mandatory 4 hours abstinence period
prior to reporting for duty, all Univan vessels trading to USA shall
adopt a “dry ship” policy whilst in US waters –(see note 2). To this
end, all alcoholic beverages are to be placed under lock and key
prior to entering U.S. waters and released only after leaving U.S.
waters from U.S. ports.
5) All seafarers will, in their pre- employment and routine medical checks,
be screened for alcohol and drugs abuse.
In addition, the company participates in the U.S. Customs Sea Carrier
Initiative agreement for all vessels and the Drug Testing International’s Drug
and Alcohol Screening and Certification Programme for tanker vessels which
involves post incuident “for cuase” testing and random drug and alcohol
testing.
Note1: Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is measured as the number of
milligrams of Ethanol in every 100 mililitres of Blood.
Note2: “U.S.” waters are defined as ‘the United States Exclusive Economic
Zone.
THE CONSUMPTION OR POSESSION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ON
ALL TANKERS IS BANNED
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Any unauthorized reproduction of this manual, in any form is prohibited

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