Shipboard Drug and Alcohol Policy

Company Drug and Alcohol Policy exceeds the principles set forth in the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) "Guidelines for the control of drugs and alcohol aboard ships" and applies to all shore staff and sea going personnel

The policy of HYDROUSSA NAVIGATION LTD. is to prevent the possession and use of illegal drugs and the consumption of alcohol on board as well as the misuse of legitimate drugs.

Each candidate seafarer must consent to undergo a pre-employment screening for drugs and alcohol.  Satisfactory results are a precondition for employment.

Each Officer or crewmember must consent to undergo unannounced testing for use of drugs and alcohol during his employment.

The possession and use of alcohol, illegal drugs or substances on board is a serious offence and grounds for employment termination.

The Company (or the Master as its legal representative) reserves the right to conduct unannounced searches for drugs and/or alcohol on board.

The Company reserves the right to submit anyone on board, including visitors and contractors, involved in a serious incident or suspected of drugs and alcohol use or impairment, to drug and alcohol screening immediately after such an event

It is required that the Officers and ratings, returning from shore leave, observe at least a four hour period of abstinence from alcohol prior to assignment of duties on board.

At no time should the Master or any Officer or crewmember on board be allowed to perform assigned duty under the effect of alcohol. Alcohol impairment, under this policy, is defined as a Blood Alcohol content of 40 mg/100ml or greater.


Chief Executive Officer