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Gard Guidance Masters DRUGS

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.