SAFETY, SECURITY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
G & H Towing Company has identified safety, security, and the environment as three key areas in its sphere of operations that are of paramount importance and need to be effectively controlled to prevent injuries, loss of life, and damage to health, property and degradation of the environment.
Our Company has been operating under a Safety Management System (SMS) since 2005, with oversight from the American Bureau of Shipping and the American Waterways Operators. The key to the success of our SMS is commitment from senior management and a desire to continually improve our operations. By establishing a foundation of guidance and support for the personnel who conduct operations, management is serving the best interests of customers, employees, and the public.
Our Company is committed to fostering a culture of safety through training, awareness, and action. By becoming knowledgeable in safety management and taking appropriate actions to avoid accidents, employees reduce risk and exceed customer expectations.
Up until July 20th, 2018, G & H Towing vessels were considered uninspected towing vessels and were voluntarily compliant with our SMS. However, with the implementation of the Coast Guard’s Subchapter M regulations, our entire fleet has become governed by a new set of Federal Regulations. Due to our progressive attitude towards safety management, the transition has been seamless, and we are currently in the progress of obtaining Certificates of Inspection (COIs) for our entire fleet, in accordance with the USCG’s timeline.