To safely and stably transport petroleum and chemical products, Asahi Tanker has developed its own safety promotion system, including establishing safety management rules and manuals based on international standards, aiming to develop high-quality fleets.
In May 1994, the company formulated the Asahi Tanker Group Safety Environment. With an organization and system that prioritizes safe operation and environmental conservation, we will continue to fulfill our social mission to move petroleum and chemical products by maritime transportation.
Safety management system (Safety Environment Ship Management Division)
The Safety Environment Ship Management Division promptly responds to accidents and also strengthens the management system, prevents accidents, and raises safety awareness. In addition to day-to-day operation with the transportation divisions, we work hard to strengthen the relationship across the group, including establishing an internal environmental safety committee, a shipowner meeting with each shipowner, and an environmental safety council with each shipping company.
In FY 2018, we established Committee for Reorganization of Safety and Ship Management to systematically respond to several issues of safety and ship management, such as securing and developing excellent crews and safety managers, accumulating maritime know-how, and striving to develop next-generation technologies.
To enhance the effectiveness of the safety management system, we actively communicate with ship owners and crew members, and ensure and raise awareness of safety activities, through special ship visits twice a year in addition to regular ship visits.
Special ship visit campaign
During the dense fog season in Japan (May-July) and busy transport season (year-end and new year), we specially visit ships to conduct an accident-free campaign through cooperation between land and sea, including encouraging and raising awareness of crew members. In addition, the information obtained through ship visits is quickly shared among the company to effectively conduct further safety activities.
Human resource development prioritizing safety
Many accidents are said to be caused by human error. We believes that improving the human skills shall be given with an utmost importance in achieving safe voyage; and focus on safety trainings not only for ship crew but for onshore operators as well. Currently, in collaboration with Marine Technical College, we provide Human Error Countermeasure Training to all crew engaged in coastal shipping, in addition to training based on our own curriculum. For Filipino crews, who account for about 90% of international shipping crews, we provide our original training every year. We review our training and awareness-raising activities from time to time to ensure safety.
Training in cooperation with Japan Agency of Maritime Education and Training for Seafarers (JMETS) and Maritime Technical College (MTC)
|Training course||Subject trainee||Description|
|Introductory course||All crew members boarding our group’s ships for the first time||Environmental recognition
Basic knowledge of deck and engine
|Beginner course||Crews aiming to be ship officers||Basic knowledge of deck|
|Crews hoping to learn deck officer basics again||Navigation, operation, navigation rules and regulations|
|Intermediate course||Deck||Basic knowledge of deck and practical training|
|Engine||Basic knowledge of engine and practical training|
|Advanced course||Officer||Expert knowledge of deck and practical training|
|Engineer||Expert knowledge of engine and practical training|
|Practical training||Deck||Bridge resource management (BRM) training|