Smoking policy - free matches
It is normal to find strict smoking policies on tankers and other types of ships. The operator of one UK Club ship supplies its tankers with free safety matches, to be used in designated smoking rooms only. The matchboxes are large and too big for crew pockets, so they shouldn't be accidentally taken on deck or in the engine room. Butane cigarette lighters are banned on board and the only matches allowed are those supplied by the company, to be used in smoking areas only. Click the image to enlarge.
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US VRP Compliance
With effect from 30th January 2014 non-tank as well as tankships calling at US ports will be required to submit VRPs. For Club and other resources to assist in compliance click here
International Environmental compliance
Environmental Compliance resource page collates material in respect of International environmental compliance issues affecting our Members. Information from the Club, Loss Prevention and external resources has been collated in one place for ease of reference.
The Maritime Labour Convention enters into force in August 2013 - resources, news & advice on implementation can be found in this dedicated section. READ MORE
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