MINERVA MΑRΙΝΕ Inc. recognises that alcohol, drug, or other substance abuse by employees may impair their ability to perform properly and will have serious adverse effects on the safety as well as on the efficiency of operations.

Taking into account the above, the Company has adopted the following policy which is mandatory for all personnel onboard:

  • No seafarer will navigate a vessel or operate its equipment while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 40mg/100ml or greater is considered as alcohol impairment and this limit should not be exceeded at any time;
  • Personnel must abstain from alcohol for at least 4 hours prior to taking over watch at sea or prior to any other scheduled work. Being unfit for work due to the use of drugs or alcohol is strictly prohibited and is grounds for termination of employment;
  • Illegal possession, consumption, distribution or sale of drugs or alcohol by any employee is considered a severe offense leading to instant dismissal and rendering the person liable to legal proceedings;
  • Use of prescribed drugs for medical treatment is allowed only under controlled conditions and following specific medical advice;
  • No spirits are allowed on board. Alcoholic beverages are forbidden in crew quarters. Consumption of alcohol, only beer, at sea is allowed with meals under controlled conditions. No consumption of alcohol is allowed when the ship is in port;
  • Any crewmember suspected for being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, while on duty, shall be immediately relieved from his duty and placed under observation until the influence of drugs or alcohol subsides;
  • All crewmembers must report immediately to the appropriate Officer or the Master, if they suspect or have evidence that one of their fellow crewmembers is under the influence of drug or alcohol;
  • All officers and ratings are subject to pre-employment and unannounced drug & alcohol testing. Refusal to consent to the testing, falsification of a test or positive test results will result in the termination of employment.
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