All employees are required to observe the smoking regulations in their work place, restrictions should be observed onboard and at company or third party premises.
Smoking regulations are designed to protect you and your fellow employees against recognized health and safety hazards such as the harm of second hand smoke inhalation and fire. Therefore smoking is to be conducted in approved smoking areas only.
Approved smoking areas are to be designated at the discretion of the Master onboard vessels or senior management at shore premises. Consideration is due to non-smoking employees as they are legally entitled to work and spend their free time in a smoke free atmosphere. There is strictly no smoking in accommodation, cabins, mess rooms or non-designated internal areas of the vessel.