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02 Oct 2009 - by Intership Navigation

Shipowning Companies Intership Navigation and Athena Marine: Five Stars for Excellent Quality

by | 02.10.2009

Shipowning Companies Intership Navigation and Athena Marine: Five Stars for Excellent Quality

Cyprus based shipowning companies Intership Navigation Co. Ltd. (ISN) and Athena Marine Co. Ltd. received the "GL Excellence - 5 Stars" certificate of classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL). Capt. Eugen H. Adami, Managing Director of ISN/Athena, received the certificate and the trophy from GL's COO and Executive Vice President Torsten Schramm in presence of more than 300 guests at the archaelogical site of Amathunta in Limassol. The "GL Excellence - 5 Stars" certificate is awarded for the introduction of highest and up-to-date safety, environment protection and quality standards.

International standards and management systems improve and constantly monitor safety, environmental compatibility as well as operation processes of vessels. The "GL Excellence" certificate of Germanischer Lloyd documents the implementation of such standards - both obligatory and voluntary ones. Consequently, organisations can prove their commitment to better quality, reliability, safety and social compatibility by presenting an independent certificate.

Shipowners are entitled to receive the "GL Excellence - 5 Stars" certificate if they meet the obligatory requirements - amongst others at least five management systems such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, Occupational Health and Safety, ISM and ISPS. ISN and Athena Marine have received the certificate for their GL classed fleet.

The management systems ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 as well as the ISM and ISPS Codes have been implemented successfully on ISN's and Athena Marine's vessels. In addition, the introduction of an "Environmental Passport" has been verified and both companies qualified for the Emergency Response Service of GL. Therefore, "GL Excellence" serves as evidence for reliable ship operation and documents the compliance of highest safety and quality standards.