Ship Safety Management

Ship Safety Management




Ship Safety Management

Shih Wei Policy


Shih Wei Navigation has been upholding the four safety policies since foundation, namely the safety of lives, safety of ships, safety of cargos, and safety of environments, which have been serving as the profound cultural heritage within the Company that all onshore personnel and sea crews shall understand and abide by.

Safety of lives tops the four policies at Shih Wei Navigation because it is our belief that only when safety of lives is guaranteed can we guarantee the safety of ships and take into account cargos and environments. We conduct safety management in accordance with stringent domestic and foreign laws and regulations.

In the event of ship incidents in relation to ship grounding, collision, flooding, fire, etc., huge costs of repair and compensation will incur, and the incidents may affect the safety of the crews or indirectly affect the cargos or environment. The impacts may be the delay of shipping schedule, violations of environmental regulations, and even lead to operational impacts that could cause economic and reputational damage. On the contrary, when the ship has zero accidents or have no defects, in addition to smooth operation, the image of the Company can also be enhanced.

Safety of Lives
To safely and effectively maintain and operate the fleet managed and operated by the Company so that the Company, the crew members and visitors, whether onboard or ashore, can obtain a safe and healthy working environment.
Safety of Ships
In addition to adhering to the sailing and engineering skills, onshore personnel and sea crews have to ensure that the safety, survival, fire distinguishing and pollution prevention equipment on board can always be compliant with the highest standards of international conventions.
Safety of Cargos
During the loading and uploading operations, the safety of the ship is the priority. In addition to rational arrangement and distribution of the cargo to enable the stability of the ship at all times when loading and uploading, safety inspection of all the equipment systems should also be carried afterward, and after loading, fastening procedures should also be carried to maintain the safety of the cargo.
Safety of Environments
Prevent incidents of oil spills or discharges and dumping of garbage or toxic substances in the waters the ship navigates and abide by the environmental control regulations and rules on air, water, and general environment set by the competent authorities or in accordance with international norms.

Ensure Safety of Lives


The crew members are equipped with appropriate work clothes, work shoes, and other relevant protective equipment when serving on the ship. It is strictly required that they wear work clothes and protective equipment in accordance with regulations during work. The Company also implements the measures in accordance with the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) to protect the safety of the crew members and prevent the occurrence of accidents. If a crew member is unfortunately injured or falls sick during the voyage, based on the provisions in Chapter 7 "Onboard Medical Care" of the "Shih Wei Navigation MLC Compliance Manual," the sea Master or other qualified Class A crew should provide first aid and notify the Company for further processing.

Ensure Safety of Ships


To reduce the occurrence of accidents during ship navigation to achieve the purpose of safe maritime transport, Shih Wei Navigation arranges personnel education and training on a regular basis and accepts practical operations related to individual duties to enhance awareness and responsibility of ship safety.

Based on the safety of ships and for zero accidents in navigation, the consigned cargos are properly and safely loaded on the ship in accordance with the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (IMSBC Code), IMDG Code, International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), and International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). To maintain the normal operation of the machinery of the ship, the fleet of Shih Wei Navigation requires that all crew members should maintain the machinery in accordance with the methods suggested in the manuals.

Ensure Safety of Cargos

Cargo Specification and Management

All cargo ships in the Shih Wei Navigation fleet comply with the Cargo Exclusion Clause agreed upon with the customers. During the contract period, the vessels carrying the designated cargos for customers are equipped with appropriate certificates to demonstrate compliance with the conditions allowed by the ship certificate issuing agency. Customers are also required to adhere to IMO and local regulations for the loading, stowage, and transport of their cargos, and the Company and the ships retain relevant specifications for inspection and reference.
In addition to following the SOLAS specifications, the loading and shipping of the cargos also abides by the regulations stipulated in the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (IMSBC Code) and International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) to ensure that the dangerous goods are transported in full compliance with the IMDG Code and other relevant international regulations and local regulatory requirements of each port state. We also require our customers to provide the Shipper’s Declaration or the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) before loading the goods.

Management of Dangerous Goods

The Dangerous Goods Certificate (DG) is issued when a ship leaves the factory. On the certificate the types of dangerous goods allowed to be loaded are clearly specified. If the dangerous goods to be loaded are not listed in the DG Certificate, equipment can be installed in accordance with the condition for loading the dangerous goods so as to meet the loading regulations, and such goods will be listed in the DG certificate.

Ensure Safety of Environments


Shih Wei Navigation grasps the latest domestic and foreign environmental regulations and information on a regular basis and complies with them accordingly.

Regulation or policy Announced by Contingency measures
Climate Change Response Act Environmental Protection Administration, Executive Yuan, R.O.C
  • Autonomously disclose GHG emissions and actively conduct energy conservation and carbon reduction
  • The ISO 14064-1:2018 organization level GHG Inventory Standard is planned to be officially adopted in 2023. The goal is to obtain external verification for the parent company in 2024 and for the ship operating subsidiaries in 2025
International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) International Maritime Organization (IMO) The bilge water and domestic sewage will be discharged in accordance with regulations after being treated by the equipment system to protect the local water environment and prevent pollution to the marine ecology.
International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments International Maritime Organization (IMO) Install ballast water treatment system on the ships and establish ballast water management regulations.
Sulphur Cap International Maritime Organization (IMO) Implement low-sulfur fuel oil to reduce exhaust emissions