Emergency response system

Evergreen Marine is dedicated to providing a safe and positive working environment. Comprehensive protective measures in place for all work-related hazards to ensure the safety of ship crews and to prevent marine pollution. Risk management during shipboard operations and prevention of potential hazards are clearly set out in the management manual. According to the ship management manual, Evergreen Marine has not only established comprehensive risk assessment procedures to prevent accidents during critical and special operations; standard checklists are also defined for important ship operations to ensure the standardization and uniformity of fleet operations.

Every critical operation is clearly defined in the ship management manual, including sailing during limited visibility and in high-traffic waters, adverse weather conditions, as well as ship refueling operations; it also covers special operations such as hot work, entering enclosed ship spaces, elevated operations, helicopter operations, underwater operations, elevator maintenance and high-voltage operations. Evergreen Marine has not only established comprehensive risk assessment procedures to prevent accidents during critical and special operations. Standard checklists are also defined for important ship operations to ensure the standardization and uniformity of fleet operations.

To deal with shipboard emergencies, a complete monthly, quarterly and annual training program for the fleet has been developed based on different types of disaster and their frequency according to the guidelines set by the management system; in addition, Evergreen Marine is capable of providing immediate and effective support as well as guarantees unobstructed communications between ship and shore management personnel when a disaster occurs. Evergreen Marine and the fleet therefore conduct regular bilateral ship-shore exercises every year to guarantee personnel and cargo safety, minimize ship damage, and reduce the impact on the marine environment if an accident should unfortunately occur. In case of any accidents, the fleet is required to report in accordance with regulations and initiate the emergency response procedure accordingly.

Evergreen Marine has not only established comprehensive risk assessment procedures to prevent accidents during critical and special operations. Standard checklists are also defined for important ship operations to ensure the standardization and uniformity of fleet operations. Establish a complete training program for the fleet based on the guidelines set by the management system to deal with shipboard emergencies. A complete monthly, quarterly and annual training program has been developed based on different types of disaster and their frequency. In addition, the Company must be capable of providing immediate and effective support as well as guarantee unobstructed communications between ship and shore management personnel when a disaster occurs. Evergreen Marine and the fleet therefore conducts regular bilateral ship-shore exercises every year to guarantee personnel and cargo safety, minimize ship damage to reduce the impact on the marine environment if an accident should unfortunately occur.

If an emergency accident or disaster should unfortunately occur, the captain must follow the management system's reporting procedure to notify the Company's ship management dept. and the competent maritime authorities. The appropriate emergency response procedures specified in the management system must also be taken. At the same time, an internal inter-department emergency response team is organized by the Designated Person to provide the ship with the best emergency guidance and any necessary support.

The schedule of emergency response drills for the fleet are as follows:
Item Frequency
1. Abandon ship drill Once every month
2. Firefighting drill Once every month
3. Steering failure and emergency turn drill Once every quarter
4. Collision drill (including oil pollution) / warning / report Once every year
5. Water ingress drill Once every year
6. Pipe leakage / Hull damage Once every year
7. Rescue tow drill Once every half a year
8. Refueling / Fuel spill Once every year
9. Stranding / Running aground Once every year
10. Man overboard and rescue Once every year
11. Engine failure Once every year
12. Generator failure Once every year
13. Fire and explosion / Personnel search and rescue Once every year
14. Hazardous substance training Once every year
15. Entry into enclosed space and search and rescue Once every quarter
16. QI drill Once every quarter
17. Simulated scenario drill Once every year
Emergency Response Procedure
Emergency Response Procedure

In accordance with the "International Ship and Port Facility Security Code," our fleet implements relevant security measures in the ship security plan to prevent possible security threats; in addition, we augment ship and shore drills or participate in anti-terrorism drills held in port states to prevent respond to possible crises. In 2019, we cooperated with the Republic of China Marine Corps and the Coast Guard Administration Special Task Force, Executive Yuan to organize anti-hijacking training respectively.

In terms of marine operations, according to the regulations of our "Safety and Environmental Management Manual" MN-08 regarding "emergency preparedness," emergencies are divided into shipwrecks and accidents other than shipwrecks, and will be handled separately according to the instructions of the designated person in charge of safety management.

Each of our ships is equipped with the "Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan" approved by the flag state and periodically conducts drills on various shipwrecks that may cause marine pollution. In the event of a shipwreck such as collision, grounding, fire / explosion, hull rupture, or ingress, which may cause marine pollution, the ship will take emergency response measures according to the contingency plan and notify the authority of the coastal state. On weekdays, we conduct emergency drills and training periodically based on the preventive measures in the contingency plan. The scope of emergency drills and training includes notifications and alarms, pipeline leaks, and stranding.

To ensure the safety of ships and crew members, Evergreen Marine has stipulated in the "Safety and Environmental Management Manual" that the fleet should conduct emergency drills such as fire fighting and ship abandonment on a regular basis in accordance with the relevant provisions of the "International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea" (SOLAS / 1974).