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 Irshad's fleet

A Major Achievement for an ADNOC Group Company in Safety Management

Abu Dhabi Petroleum Ports Operating Company (IRSHAD) has made a major achievement in the field of safety management by becoming the first company and the largest tugs fleet owner in the Middle East to certify fifteen tugs under the ISM Code simultaneously within a period of less than three months according to Lloyd’s Register.

 

IRSHAD, which was established on the 14th of January 1979, provides its customers with several services such as pilotage, berthing / unberthing of oil and gas tankers, supervising and coordinating the loading / unloading of oil products, diving and navigating support, and maintenance. The company operates at Ruwais, Jebel Dhanna, Das Island, Zirku Island and Mubarraz.

 

The company has carried out the project in response to the International Safety Management (ISM) Code for the safe operations of ships and for pollution prevention which was adopted in 1993 by the International Marine Organization (IMO) after the Convention Resolution A. 741 / 18 in order to provide an International Standard for the Safe Management and Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention.

The Resolution (SOLAS Chapter IX) became mandatory on all ship operators and in particular on the members signatories to the IMO.

The United Arab Emirates, being a member and signatory to the organization, instructed (through the Ministry of Communication) all operators of ships under the state’s flag to comply with the ISM Code for all vessels above 500 gross tonnage as stipulated in the Resolution before July 2002, the deadline for adopting the ISM Code.

In 1998, RSHAD management endeavored a challenging road to develop all necessary documentation “In House” using its expertise and know – how in this field.

The mandatory 13 clauses of the ISM Code were developed into an IRSHAD Safety Management System (SMS) consisting of eight manuals namely: Policies, Procedures, Fleet Instructions, Contingency Plan, Maintenance, SOLAS, SOPEP, and Reference. This was achieved through hard work and commitment.

The system was satisfactorily completed in September 1999. The second phase started in a later stage consisting of the required implementation including a series of internal audits.

The system achieved its objective on the 22nd of May 2000, by obtaining the approval of Lloyd’s Register on behalf of the legislative body, the Ministry of Communications. Since then, the ISM Code has been subject to management reviews and a thorough internal audit in order to maintain the system dynamic and compliant with the new development in terms of legislation as well as improvement in IRSHAD procedures, instructions of day – to – day operations, in line with the directives of ADNOC and bearing in mind its clients’ business requirements.

 

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