EMPIRE BULKERS Ltd. was established in March 2013 to provide commercial and technical management to Dry Cargo Vessels.
Our objective is to manage modern ships which operate in the dry cargo markets. As managers of such ships, we are committed to maintain highest standards of quality based on continuously improving safety culture.
Empire Bulkers is dedicated to providing excellent services to our clients and strive to accomplish it by continuous training of our crew and office personnel.
Empire Bulkers Ltd. holds Documents of Compliance under Marshall Islands.
The Company is committed to providing a Quality service, which consistently & continuously meets the requirements of its customers whilst protecting assets under its care, its employees and the environment in general.
This is achieved by establishing & discharging managerial & operational processes, which have emerged from the combination of sound managerial principles and established experience in the Shipping Industry.
The Company aims to remain a quality service provider by:
In order to meet the above objectives the company has developed and implements a Management System, which as a minimum shall meet the requirements of ISO 9001, ISO 14001& IMO ISM Code.
All Company employees are responsible for implementing the company's Quality Policy.
The Company’s management is responsible for monitoring and reviewing the Quality Policy at regular intervals in order to ensure that it remains relevant and effective.
It is the Company’s Policy to promote and enhance Health and Safety at Sea, Prevention of Human Injury or loss of life, welfare of employees and avoidance of any adverse impact on the environment (marine or otherwise), including property.
The Company aims at safety and environmental excellence which is accomplished through the following objectives:
In order to effectively implement its Health, Safety Management & Environmental Protection Policy the Company:
All Company employees, shore based and seafarers are responsible for implementing the Company’s Safety, Health & Environment Protection Policy and are required to comply with the applicable standards and with the ship’s occupational safety and health policy and program.
The Company’s senior officers and managers are responsible to always lead by example in safety-related issues.
The Company’s Management is responsible for communicating, monitoring and reviewing this Policy at regular intervals in order to ensure that it remains relevant and effective.
The consumption or possession of alcohol or illegal drugs on company vessels is prohibited.
No person may be intoxicated, impaired or under the influence of alcohol while onboard a Company vessel. The Company for the purpose of alcohol abuse has defined intoxication, impairment or being under the influence a limit of not greater than 0.04% blood alcohol content (BAC) or 0.25 mg of alcohol per liter of breath (BrAC).
The misuse of legitimate drugs, or the use, possession, distribution or sale of illicit or unprescribed controlled drugs on board is strictly prohibited. A seafarer who is taking a prescription drug is required to present to the Company a statement from the prescribing physician that the prescription drug will not impair the seafarers work performance.
The following substances are not allowed on Company-managed vessels:
Alcoholic beverages including those purchased ashore
Illegal drugs such as but not limited to:
and their derivatives.
In order to enforce this policy:
1) Consumption and possession of alcohol for private or any other use on board Company vessels is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN.
2) The possession, use, trafficking of any kind of illegal drugs and for any reason on board the ship is prohibited.
3) The Company implements procedures which meet or exceed the relevant Flag State legislation and/or ICS/OCIMF guidelines and enforces a strict blood/breath and/or urine test schedule involving:
• mandatory pre-joining tests for all seafarers
• periodical random testing/screening on board vessels.
• Unannounced alcohol testing by third parties
• Post incident alcohol testing part of incident investigation process.
In the interest of the health and safety of its employees, the Company reserves the right to inspect and search, at random unannounced times, any packages, boxes, clothing, or any other personal belongings carried on or off company property.
Seafarers found to be in violation of this Policy shall be immediately released from duty and dismissal / disciplinary action will be taken. Refusal to be subjected to D&A testing would equal to admission of guilt and the person will be subject to the same repercussions as any offender.
Adherence to this Policy is considered as a term of employment.
Empire Bulkers Ltd. is a well established and at the same time rapidly expanding shipping company . We operate a modern fleet of Handy ,Panamax and Supramax size dry cargo vessels . We offer a competitive employment package in a professional employment environment to the following ranks :