Quality Policy
The Company is committed to its objectives of transportation of cargo by sea in a safe and efficient manner to the satisfaction of its clients. Towards maintaining the quality of its services, the Company affirms its intent in ensuring the compliance of all statutory and regulatory requirements applicable to its activities with particular reference to and emphasis on Safety of Life and Property, Protection of the Environment and the International Safety Management (ISM) Code.

Pursuant to its quality policy, the company is in due compliance with the applicable conventions and regulations as mentioned below:

Indian Merchant Shipping Act
The Indian Merchant Shipping Act sets out the requirements which vessels registered in India are to comply with.
International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (ISM Code)
The objectives of the ISM Code are to ensure safety at sea, prevention of human injury, loss of life and the avoidance of damage to the environment, in particular to the marine environment. The ISM Code requires owners and operators of ships to set in place a Safety Management System (SMS). The introduction of a SMS requires a Company to document its management procedures to ensure that conditions, activities and tasks, both ashore and afloat, affecting safety and environmental protection, are planned, organised, executed and checked in accordance with legislative and Company requirements. The mandatory application of the ISM Code will help to ensure:

*compliance with mandatory rules and regulations related to the safe operation of ships and protection of the environment; and

*the effective implementation and enforcement thereof by Flag State Administrations  
International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973/1978

The Convention provides that ships should be constructed and equipped in a manner to enable the substances to be retained on board at sea and when entering a port, to discharge those substances thus retained into shore reception facilities.

A new MARPOL regulation 13H on the prevention of oil pollution from oil tankers when carrying heavy grade oil (HGO) bans the carriage of HGO in single-hull tankers of 5,000 tons dwt and above after the date of entry into force of the regulation on 5 April 2005, and in single-hull oil tankers of 600 tons dwt and above but less than 5,000 tons dwt, not later than the anniversary of their delivery date in 2008.
International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea 1974 (SOLAS 1974)
The IMO also adopted the SOLAS 1974, which specifies the minimum standards for the construction, equipping and operation of vessels.  Some standards include the requirement for the installation of fire-fighting systems, machinery and electrical equipment on board a vessel that are essential for its safe operation under various emergency conditions. 
Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Regulations
The GMDSS Regulations constitute part of SOLAS 1974.  It applies to all vessels of 300 GT and above from 1 Febr/uary 1999.  Vessels of such tonnage must be able to transmit ship-to-shore distress alerts in at least 2 separate and independent modes under the GMDSS Regulations. 
International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS)
The ISPS was developed in response to the 9/11 attacks in the United States and aim to increase the standards of security at both ship and port facilities.  The provisions of the same involve a risk assessment process in order to ascertain what measures are best suited for a particular ship or port facility. 
International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW Convention)
The STCW Convention lays down certain minimum pre-requisites in terms of training, certification and watchkeeping for seafarers on a global level. 
International Convention on Load Line, 1966
All our vessels have obtained or are in the process of obtaining renewals of the load line certificates under the International Convention on Load Line, 1966. These certify the maximum weight that our vessels may be loaded with cargo and/or equipment within the permissible limits stipulated by the International Convention on Load Line, 1966. 
Classification Standards
All our vessels are built to international classification societies rules and regulations and are required to undergo periodic inspections and surveys over a 5 year cycle upon which a “Certificate of Class” is issued.
IMO Code for Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk 1975 (Gas Carrier Code)
The Gas Carrier Code prescribes international standards for the safe carriage of liquefied gases in bulk as well as certain other substances. 
International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969

The Convention lays down a standard formula for the computation of gross and net tonnage of ships in order to ensure the safety of the vessels

Further, all our vessels are manned by well qualified and experienced personnel, who operate the vessels with a continuous focus on safety and prevention of environmental pollution.
Tanker Management and Self Assessment
TMSA is the bench mark set by Exxon Mobil as excellence standard for quality and efficiency for operations of Tankers and LPG/LNG carriers. All the other oil majors have supported the initiative and accepted it as the best practice guide to be followed by all. All tanker and LPG/LNG operators are required to register their self assessed standard measured against the excellence bench mark on the TMSA website.