SAFETY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
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Operate vessels under its management
in a safe, seaworthy and
mission capable manner.
Provide a safe and healthy working
environment for all employees.
Strive to improve safety of life
at sea and protection
of the environment by...
At a minimum, maintaining all safety, lifesaving, environmental protection and
firefighting equipment in accordance with the applicable international and
Providing environmental protection and safety awareness training to all employees.
Encouraging all personnel to act in a safe manner, minimizing the possibility
of injury, loss of life, damage to the environment or damage to property.
Comply with all relevant
marine environmental legislation and regulation requirements
concerning the protection of our environment and the requirements
of PGM’s Revised Environmental Compliance Plan.
Prevent the discharge
of oils, garbage or other hazardous substances into the
Respond promptly and
efficiently to pollution incidents.
against all identified risks to ships, personnel, and the
environment through a process of risk assessment and mitigation.
Establish and monitor
progress towards environmental protection objectives and
Strive for continual
improvement in all aspects of health, safety and environmental
protection, including the areas required by PGM’s
Revised Environmental Compliance Plan.
Maintain and test contingency
plans for safety and environmental protection.
Support all employees
in their efforts to ensure the vessels are operated and
navigated in a safe manner consistent with the practices
of good seamanship.
Commit to pollution
prevention that emphasizes source reduction with respect
to engine room, machinery space waste streams, and effective
management of cargo related wastes, and to include funding
and human resources necessary to maintain and repair the
vessels systems, equipment and components found in machinery
spaces of vessels effectively during all phases of vessel
Commit to striving for
of environmental risks.
Commit to sharing information
with external stakeholders on environmental performance.
Commit to train, educate,
and foster among all shipboard and shoreside personnel
the need for solid environmental stewardship through a
conscious effort at pollution prevention and accurate recordation
of shipboard evolutions.
Strive for environmental
performance demonstrating continuous improvement in regulated
and non-regulated areas.
Marine, Inc., as a Responsible Corporate Citizen, is committed
to conducting business in a manner consistent with the safeguarding
of the health and safety of personnel, as well as protection
of the environment. In
this spirit, it is the policy of Pacific-Gulf Marine to:
All employees of Pacific-Gulf Marine, Inc. are required
to comply with the policies set forth in the company’s Management
Systems Manuals, as well as all applicable national and/or international
statutes and requirements.
PGM’s ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
PROGRAM: HOW ARE WE DOING?
A recap of PGM’s Environmental Management
System achievements since 2009 includes the following:
- Modifications completed for creating polluted water
tank No. 40 for increasing bilge holding tank capacity.
- OWS upgrades completed and approved by class. i.e.
OEM polishing filters and upgrade of oil content monitors.
- Small waste oil tanks installed and being utilized
across the fleet.
- The Environmental Tag System on board all PGM managed
vessels has been replaced with a new system. ETS protocols have
been provided to all vessels.
- The MARPOL standards computer based training
was distributed to the fleet and is being utilized for training
on a continual basis. All new crewmembers joining the vessel
are required to complete the training within 30 days. All crew
members and Operational Shoreside Staff are required to complete
the training on an annual basis.
- Management System training, computer
based training was created and distributed to the fleet to
assist in each crewmember’s
awareness of PGM’s commitment to quality, safety and environmental
protection. All new crewmembers joining the vessel are required
to complete the training within 30 days. All permanent crew members
and Shoreside Staff are required to complete the training on
an annual basis.
- An Environmental Training Syllabus was
developed and distributed to the fleet and PGM offices to assist
in identifying the environmental training requirements which
apply to each crew member and office employee.
- Continued implementation of an Environmental
Awareness course for shipboard officers, in conjunction with
the American Maritime Officers Union
- Continued implementation
of an Environmental Awareness course for unlicensed crewmembers,
in conjunction with the Seafarers International Union.
- Replacement of chemical
products in general use onboard our vessels with more environmentally-friendly
products in each of these product types: hand cleaners,
machining and tapping fluids, and general degreasers.
- Increased the number of vessels in our fleet with Oily Water
Separating (OWS) equipment capable of operating at 5 Parts Per
Million (PPM), exceeding the regulatory requirement of having
less than 15 PPM.
- Continued implementation
of a material recycling program for used batteries at PGM’s
- Continued implementation of a material recycling program for
used electronic equipment at PGM offices.
- Continued reduction
of paper consumption at PGM’s Offices
by printing and copying utilizing duplex function.
- Trial program for introducing additives to the fuel oil system
with the intent of increasing combustion efficiency, thereby
reducing stack emissions, has been extended for further research
on one vessel.
- Procurement of a fuel mill for installation onboard one vessel
with the intent of promoting more efficient combustion and reducing
- Continued implementation of National Pollution Discharge Elimination
System (NPDES) Vessel General Permit (VGP) onboard training for
all crew members.
- Initiated energy consumption assessments on board our vessels
to identify fleet wide best practices.
- Continued training of Environmental Management System for shipboard
Officers at the Annual Training Conference.
PGM is committed to pollution prevention with
an emphasis on source reduction and will continue to closely
monitor our progress in meeting all of our environmental objectives & targets,
stay tuned for further developments in 2012.
Public Disclosure: In accordance with FAR 52.223-22, Pacific-Gulf Marine, Inc. (PGM) is required to disclose the greenhouse gas emissions produced by assets and related reduction goals. At the present time, PGM does not own any assets/equipment that produce greenhouse gas emissions. PGM does possess corporate-leased vehicle(s) that follow the federal emission standards for on-road vehicles issued by the EPA. Due to the absence of greenhouse producing assets, there is no reduction goal to establish at this time.