Health, Safety, & Security
Security at Sea
We aim to protect our employees, crew, and assets from all risks in troubled times or waters.
Fleet-wide initiatives ensure the security of our team in the face of piracy, especially in high-risk areas. Security threats facing our fleet can include piracy, land mines and robbery. There are certain high-risk areas where this threat is elevated, e.g., the Gulf of Guinea, the Persian Gulf, and the Gulf of Aden.
For 2022, we are proud to report:
- Zero fatalities due to security incidents
- Zero casualties due to security incidents
- Zero days lost due to security incidents
- Zero harm as a firm target across training
Our vessels adhere to a strict plan and protocol when sailing in these areas. Measures are taken to further secure the vessel, and lookout duties are increased.
This includes the installation of ARX barriers onboard our vessels, to prevent pirates from latching on.
Beyond the common safety measures and devices, our vessels are provided with fully equipped (with supplies and communication equipment) safe havens where crew can safely retreat in case of piracy whilst waiting for external help.
Saving Lives at Sea
In 2022, Hafnia Shenzhen, Hafnia Bering and Hafnia Mikala were all involved in rescue missions in the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea and off the Coast of Mexico respectively.
Whilst it is a seafarer’s duty to preserve the safety of lives at sea, a rescue mission is not a straightforward task, often involving adverse weather conditions and a complex unfolding of circumstances affecting both the distressed and the safety of the crew.
We congratulate our seafarers for diligently responding to requests for assistance, and are proud of their dedication and tenacity in safe-guarding the livelihood of vulnerable persons at sea.