Name
Fleet Management Limited

Address
17/F., MassMutual Tower,
38 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2861-3511, Fax: +852 2528-1550
E-mail: fml@fleetship.com

Managing Director
Mr. K.S. Rajvanshy

Date of Establishment
1995


Head Office

Fleet Management Ltd., Hong Kong

Crewing Offices in India

Fleet Management Ltd., Mumbai, India
Fleet Management Ltd., Delhi, India
Fleet Management Ltd., Kochi, India
Fleet Management Ltd., Kolkata, India
Fleet Management Ltd., Chennai, India

Training Institute in India

Fleet Management Training Institute, Mumbai

Crewing Office in Philippines

Fleet Management Services Philippines, Inc.

Line of Business

Shipmanagement Service : Technical, Manning, Consultancy, Insurance, Ship Inspection, New Building Supervision, Special Projects.

MANAGEMENT PHILOSOPHY
The primary function of Fleet Management is to provide ship owners with safe ship operation and pollution prevention services, at the same time, ensuring optimum cost effective performance. A great deal of emphasis is given to ship board maintenance by fully qualified and efficient crew. To achieve this we have a well trained crew on board, qualified under STCW Convention, backed up by very experienced and professional shore based staff.

ORGANISATION AND STAFF
Please see attached organisation chart

TYPE OF SHIPS IN OUR TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT
General Cargo vessels
Multipurpose vessels
Cellular Container vessels
Panamax, Handy size and Open hatch bulk carriers
Reefer vessels
Chemical Tankers
Live Stock Carrier

NEW BUILDING SUPERVISION
We have considerable experience in this field. To date we have taken delivery of the following new building vessels from shipyard

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YEAR OF BUILD TYPE OF VESSEL
1997 One 45,000DWT open hatch bulk carrier from Polish yard and One 520,000 Cu.ft Reefer vessel from Japanese yard.
1998 One 530,000 Cu.ft Reefer vessel from Japanese yard.
1999 One 1000TEU Cellular Container vessel and One 12,000DWT Chemical tanker. Both vessels from Japanese yards.
2000 One 1000 TEU Cellular Container vessel and One 19,500DWT Chemical Tanker from Japanese yards and Three 1600TEU Cellular Container vessels from Korean yards.
2001 One 1600 TEU Cellular Container vessel from Korean yard and two 22, 000DWT Chemical tankers from Japanese yard.
2002 One 12,500 DWT Chemical tanker from Japanese yard.
 
 

We were actively involved in the new building supervision for all the above vessels.

We are presently carrying out new building supervision of the following vessels:

 
 
YEAR OF DELIVERY TYPE OF VESSEL
2003 One 12,500DWT Chemical tanker from Japanese yard. One 25,000 DWT Chemical tanker from Japanese yard.
 
 
SEAFARERS MANAGEMENT - RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING
(a) Supply Sources Of Officers And Ratings, Crew Agencies,
Fleet has established their own manning offices at Mumbai, Delhi, Kochi, Kolkata and Chennai in India. In Philippines also we have established our own crewing office in December 1997. This company is called Fleet Management Services Philippines Inc. (FMSPI). We recognize importance of having own crewing source which has led to our establishing own office in India and Philippines.The majority of our crewing requirements are fulfilled from India, where we contribute funds on an annual basis for the training and upgradation of sea going staff. Over 90 pct of our staff is recruited from India.
(b) Recruiting System, Crew Selections:
The officers and crew are selected on the basis of their competency, experience, good health and their conduct record. Under our policies, only those officers/crew who fulfills IMO STCW criteria are employed. This is achieved by an appraisal system.
(c) Training Or Briefing Before Embarkation:
Training System For Employed Seafarers: We have our own training institute in Mumbai where we conduct short term refresher and familiarization courses for our officers, engineers and crew. Additionally, while on board films, videos are shown and backed up by technical demonstrations and lectures. We have over 40 cadets in our service at any given time who are trained onboard to become officers in future. Cadets are required to undergo presea training of 12 weeks ashore prior to joining ships
(d) Crew Evaluation System And Personal Record:
We maintain a very comprehensive personal record of our officers and crew (both in files and computers). The crew is evaluated by the head of the department and Master on board at 6 monthly intervals and also by the superintendents during the routine inspections.
(e) Policies Of Crews Safety And Health:
Company policy is to give highest priority to the safety and health of crew on board vessels. Regular safety meetings are held on board in which importance of safety is emphasized.
(f) Alcohol/Drug Abuse Policy:
Fleet has in force a policy for ensuring that the abuse of alcohol and drugs does not occur on board the ships.
MAINTENANCE
(a) Maintenance Standard:
We have advanced computerized Planned Maintenance Systems such as AMOS-D, AMOS-W and TM-Master on most of our vessels. The remaining ships have a manual card system. The above systems enable us to provide a ship-owner with an efficient and reliable maintenance system which is highly cost effective. Our policy is to keep very high standard of maintenance onboard all our ships.
(b)

Analysis Of Ship's Condition:
The vessel condition is closely analysed using our Computerised Vessel Monitoring System through the following reports from the vessels:

(1) Noon Reports, giving various machinery parameters on telex twice a week while at sea.
(2) Work done reports - Biweekly.
(3) Arrival-Departure messages.
(4) Voyage abstracts.
(5) Monthly L.O. reports on telex.
(6) Quarterly Reports by telex. Additionally we have routine report forms which ship sends monthly by mail.

(c)

Evaluation And Recording System Of Ship's Condition:
The above reports are monitored at regular intervals when they arrive in the office. Any deficiencies and non-compliance are immediately attended so as to ensure that the vessel performance is satisfactory and that the vessel is in well maintained state and is complying at all times with IMO and Classification Societies rules and regulations.

Superintendents inspect vessel at 3 month intervals and prepare a very exhaustive inspection report describing action required to attend various matters. Copies of reports are left with Master and Chief Engineer. This report forms an important tool in the follow-up of ship.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES PLANS
Company has a well compiled contingency plan in case of probable emergency situations which represents danger to personnel, ship or environment.

Seminars and mock drills are organized at regular intervals. Simulated disaster management exercises have been held to check efficiency of our Emergency Procedures and Response Plans.

AUDITING

Class

By various Classification societies, as applicable.

Quality & Technical
The company has been successfully assessed by DNV in accordance with their SEP Rules and has been accredited with ISO 9002 certification and compliance with ISM code. Most of the ships in our management have already been audited for compliance with ISM code.

Principals
Various Principals are encouraged to carry out review of our technical services from time to time.

Accounts (Auditing Firms)
Ernst & Young, 10/F Tower 2, The Gateway, 25-27 Canton Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong

SOURCES OF NEW TECHNICAL/MANAGEMENT INFORMATION
The Company subscribes for various technical and management journals and papers. Also our technical superintendents are in day to day contact with Classification surveyors and suppliers/manufacturers and are encouraged to attend conference and seminars in order to broaden their experience.

REPORTS TO PRINCIPALS
These are sent entirely as per the ship owner's requirements. A list of some of the standard reports sent to owners can be provided if required.

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