Comprehensive information should be provided to the crew on
the drugs and alcohol policy of the Company
the likelihood of the vessel being used as a drug carrier
the consequences of any support of or conspiracy with drug dealers,
or of the possession of drugs for personal use, e.g. criminal prosecution.
The Master should make it very clear to the crew that
possession of drugs, and/or
use of drugs,
seriously impair the safety and security of the vessel and crew and is likely
to lead to instant dismissal, with all associated costs of repatriation and
replacement deducted from the individual’s salary. Drug warning notices
should be displayed in prominent places on board the vessel.