Keeping our people and operations safe Driven by our leadership, safety is a fundamental value and personal responsibility for all Gulf Navigation employees, Partners and contractors.

We strive to create and maintain an injury-free work environment and to apply robust operating and maintenance practices across our vessels and work places.

The continued success of our company is embedded in our commitment to health and safety and our dedication to providing a work environment in which everyone is treated fairly and has the opportunity to maximise their potential.

Occupational Health & Safety

Gulf Navigation aims to prevent any loss of life and unnecessary risk to human health in its business operations, as well as to ensure environmental safety and proper cargo-handling and management.

To do so, Gulf Navigation has its own Quality, Health, Safety, Security and Environmental (QHSSE) policy, in line with applicable requirements defined for international shipping:

  • International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) – Emergencies, Fire Prevention, Life-saving Appliances, Safety of Navigation, Carriage of Cargoes, International Safety Management (ISM) and International Ship and Port Facilities Security Codes (ISPS)
  • International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) – Environment, Chemicals, Waste and Air
  • Standards of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping (STCW) – Standards of qualification for the Master, officers and crew on seagoing merchant ships
  • Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) – Working conditions on ships, including conditions of employment, health protection, medical care and social security protection

Keeping our people and operations safe

Having our people return home safe and well at the end of every work day and enabling them to end their working life fit and healthy is central to everything we do. Regardless of where our people are located or the type of work they undertake, we strive to create a working environment that is free from occupational illness and injury.

This is reflected in the processes and controls we have in place throughout our organisation. Our principles and requirements for safe, reliable and compliant operations are part of our QHSSE against which all Gulf Navigation operations are required to align. Our operations are also required to have systems in place to identify, manage and effectively respond to foreseeable crises and emergencies. Collectively, these requirements are designed to enable our operations to safely return to full function as soon as possible.

Taking Care of Our Employees

We are dedicated to ensuring our employees have a conducive, respectful and safe work environment and are supported in their professional and personal development.

Occupational Health & Safety Performance for 2021

0 Number of Fatalities
0 Number of high-consequence
work-related injury
0 Oil Spills
0 Number of recordable
work-related injury

(Above figures are based on OCIMF Injury Reporting Guidelines)

Health & Safety Objectives







Personnel Injury

To monitor and prevent accidents

Monitor TRCF and LTIF. Identify training needs


Safety Culture

Near Miss reporting

Reduce no. of accidents

To get majority of sea staff involved in near miss reporting


Safety Review

Office Safety Awareness

To carry out safety review and evacuation drills in office

At least once a year


Safety onboard

Safety Awareness

Introduce safety training onboard

Conduct safety training onboard GNH fleet starting from Q2 2021


Promotion of Safety Onboard

Safety awareness

onboard GNH fleet

Ensure ongoing awareness and continual improvement of safety aspects onboard.

Conduct annual safety campaign


Internal processes supporting safety on board

Internal processes supporting safety on board