The safety management system of Polarcus has been recognized as meeting the objectives of paragraph 1.2.3 of the International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention under the ISM Code. The Interim Document of Compliance was awarded to Polarcus by Det Norske Veritas AS and issued under the provisions of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea and under the authority of The Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
Rolf Ronningen, CEO Polarcus said, "This is a most important achievement for our company and one that was realized in record time. We continue with the certification process of our management system under the ISO 9001-2008 Quality Standard, ISO 14001 Environmental Standard and the OSHAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Standard."
Chris Griffin, VP EHS&Q, and Hans Hansen, Maritime Manager, further commented, "We started the challenging task of building a new state-of-the-art management system from scratch just over one year ago. Through an immense team effort we have now realized our first target for an internationally recognized management system."
The Interim Document of Compliance is a major milestone on the road to building a world class safety culture at Polarcus.
Polarcus is a pure play marine geophysical company with a pioneering environmental agenda, specializing in high-end towed streamer data acquisition from pole to pole. Polarcus is launching an ultra-modern fleet of initially 6 advanced seismic vessels designed by Norway's Ulstein Design AS incorporating the innovative ULSTEIN X-BOW® hull. The vessels are being built in Dubai, UAE, by Drydocks World - Dubai LLC, with the first vessels becoming operational in 2009. www.polarcus.com