It is Valles Steamship (Canada) Ltd.'s policy
to ensure that:-
The Master is properly qualified for command;
The Master is fully conversant with the company's SMS; and
The Master is given the necessary support so that his or her
duties can be safely performed.
That each ship is manned with qualified, certificated and medically
fit seafarers in accordance with national and international requirements.
Procedures are established so that new personnel and personnel
transferred to new assignments related to safety and protection
of the environment are given proper familiarization with their
duties. Instructions which are essential to be provided prior
to sailing with be identified, documented and given in the SMM
or Masters Manual, (SMM (Vol I) ).
All personnel involved in the Company's SMS have an adequate
understanding of relevant rules, regulations, codes and guidelines.
Procedures for identifying any training which may be required
in support of the SMS are established and maintained and it will
ensure that such training is provided for all personnel concerned.
Procedures are established by which the ship's personnel receive
relevant information on the SMS in the working language understood
by them. Currently that language is English.
The ship's personnel are able to communicate effectively in
the execution of their duties related to the SMS.