The ship is well built, but it is also excellently maintained.
We operate under SOLAS (Safety of Lives at Sea), the highest international standard for maritime safety.

Safety management:
Safety on board is regulated and monitored according to the "International Safety Management Code" (ISM).
This is certified by Bureau Veritas

Ship maintenance:
Ship maintenance is managed by MARAD - a computerised onboard maintenance system that sets the criteria for the maintenance of all ship systems and components, provides a programme of daily system checks and work routines that the crew follows, and monitors compliance with all required safety checks on systems.

National inspection standards:
The ship complies with all reporting requirements set by the Dutch maritime authorities and is subject to a regime of scheduled inspections by 'state flag' authorities to ensure the safety and security of the ship.

Safety equipment:
The Gulden Leeuw is extremely well-prepared for calamities. The crew regularly practises 'drills' for a variety of calamities. We also work with the GMDSS, the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System. This enables us to contact the shore in several ways across our entire sailing zone. In the unfortunate event of a man overboard situation, we can quickly pull someone out of the water with our MOB boat, which can be quickly deployed overboard using a David's crane.

De Gulden Leeuw works in accordance with MARPOL (International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships). The ship is designed in such a way that we can easily comply with this standard. Our waste is separated on board and then delivered separately to the relevant port services. In addition, all contaminated liquid, water and oil is stored in separate tanks and emptied in ports by the authorised agencies.

The Gulden Leeuw is adequately insured.
Not only is there all-risk hull insurance, but the P&I (Protection & Indemnity) policy is also in effect.

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