Prime Marine Corporation

THIS IS A DRILL – GAS MANTA MASS RESCUE

Piraeus 17/12/21

Prime Gas Management, managers of LPG Carrier “Gas Manta” with IMO no. 9447809, report that on 17.12.21 at 13:00 UTC the Master received a message from GMDSS, MF/HF DSC CALL – from the Italian Coast Guard to proceed to the position Latitude 33 48,0 N and Longitude 013 16,5 E, for the rescue of persons in a rubber boat. The Vessel has deviated from her passage and has proceeded to this location and currently search and rescue operations have commenced.

PRIME Gas Management Inc , have activated their emergency mechanism, have informed the necessary parties and are working towards the resolution of this incident.

An updated statement will be issued as more information becomes available.

The Company is making all efforts to ensure that the situation is controlled and the search and rescue operation is carried out successfully.

Prime Marine announces the publication of its first Sustainability Report

Prime Marine is proudly becoming the first ship management company globally to voluntarily publish its annual Sustainability Report. This report, publicly available to our stakeholders on our website and here highlights our environmental, social and governance performance for the year 2020 and developed with a leading consulting company in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative Standards and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Standards for marine transportation.
The initiative forms part of Prime Marine strategic action plan to support our shipping industry’s decarbonisation towards the 2050 objectives of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and we look forward to updating you on our next sustainability achievements.

Prime Supports “we4all” Team and Plants 400 Trees

We are happy to share our cooperation with the Non-Profit Organization “we4all” and our contribution to the planting of 400 trees in Greece.

Following the recent wildfires of the previous summer in our country and the loss of thousands of square meters of forests, our efforts are always concentrated to assist in healing the wounds that wildfires caused, minimise our company’s carbon footprint and, in parallel, turn Earth greener.

We remain focused on the mission to increase our environmental and social awareness. Furthermore and in every occasion we remind our employees ashore and onboard that Earth is our home.

This donation is under the umbrella of the “Main Donator” AXIA Ventures Group who took the initiative.

Prime Marine becomes world’s first ship manager with a carbon-neutral head office

Prime’s ship management arms, namely Prime Tanker Management Inc. and Prime Gas Management Inc. (together “Prime Marine”), become world’s first ship management company to offset the emissions of its head office.

Prime Marine, who has been providing technical and commercial management services since 1998 and currently to 34 oil and chemical tankers and 7 gas carriers, including world’s largest fleet of Panamax tankers, has now moved forward with the carbon-neutrality of its head office since 2019.

Already world’s first ship manager with an EN ISO14064-1-certified greenhouse gas emissions monitoring system for its head office since 2016, a member of the Green Angels since 2016 and Getting-to-Zero Coalition since 2020, Prime Marine aims to continuously improve and reduce, as much as reasonably possible, its impact on climate change and align its management systems with the Paris Agreement trajectory and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and now further reduces its impact by offsetting all its head office’s greenhouse gases emissions annually as determined by GREENiT Environmental and certified by Eurocert.

Going forward, Prime Marine Management is also looking into extending its monitoring practice to all company-related green gases emissions, while investing also in new technologies and solutions that are continuously being developed to reduce the greenhouse gases emissions of its managed fleet.

For more information, see our sustainability webpage: http://www.prime-marine.net/about-us/sustainability.

E-Zero QUALSHIP 21 Certification for the Endless Summer

We are pleased to announce that on the 28th of March of 2020, our Marshall Islands-flagged Endless Summer obtained the E-Zero Designation on her QUALSHIP 21 certification by the United States Coast Guard.

The vessel has met the below eligibility requirements, to obtain the certification:

1. Enrolled in QUALSHIP 21, maintain the certification for the past three years, and remain eligible for re-enrollment.

2. Zero worldwide MARPOL detentions for the vessel in the past three (3) years.

3. Zero environmental deficiencies (MARPOL, 33 CFR Subchapter O, Ballast Water Management, Vessel General Permit, Antifouling) in the U.S. over the past three (3) years.

4. Zero Letters of Warning, Notices of Violation, or Civil Penalties related to Right Whale Mandatory Ship Reporting or speed restriction violations over the past 5 (five) years.

5. Installed CG type-approved Ballast Water Management (BWM) system or operating without a BWM compliance date extension letter granted under 33 CFR 151.2036.

This achievement reflects the company’s perpetual efforts to maintain the highest industry standards in every aspect of the daily vessels’ operations.

Up to now, 31 of the company’s vessels that trade to the United States of America, hold a Qualship 21 certificate.

Click here to view Endless Summer – Approval Letter & Certificate.

Prime Marine Becomes a Member of the Getting to Zero Coalition

The Getting to Zero Coalition is a powerful alliance of more than 130 organizations including companies within the maritime, energy, infrastructure, and finance sectors, and supported by key governments and IGOs.

The Ambition of the Coalition

To have commercially viable Zero-Emission Vessels (ZEVs) operating along deep-sea trade routes by 2030, supported by the necessary infrastructure for scalable net zero-carbon energy sources including production, distribution, storage and bunkering.

Workstreams

Coalition members are invited to take an active part in the development and dissemination of a shared knowledge base covering what is needed in terms of ship technology, fuels, market drivers, and policies to make ZEVs a reality.

1. Fuels, Technologies, and Transition Pathways

Narrowing of technology and fuel options as well as mapping out of safety implications, guidelines, and required regulations for scaling up new fuels.

2. Motivating First Movers

Exploration of policies, demand drivers, and funding mechanisms to motivate and de-risk first-mover investments. To get things moving in the next five years.

3. Closing the Competitiveness Gap

Exploration of policy instruments and market-based measures to close the competitiveness gap between conventional and zero-emission fuels and associated infrastructure to encourage mass uptake.

4. Global Opportunity for Zero Emission Fuels Exports

Charting countries with the potential to produce/export zero-emission fuels.

Prime receives ABS Confirmation of Compliance – SEEMP Part II

Prime announces that on Monday 02 July 2018 became one of the very first shipping companies globally that receives the Confirmation of Compliance – SEEMP Part II and the Review letter of DCS by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) on behalf of the Marshall Islands Administration.

Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan Part II was prepared for vessel M/T Spottail in collaboration with Alpha Marine Consultants. The ship’s SEEMP has been developed and complies with MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 22 A and IMO Resolution MEPC.282 (70) “2016 Guidelines for the Development of a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)”, as amended by MEPC.70/18/Add.1/Corr.1.

Prime delivers a wheelchair to the Social Service of the Municipality of Lykovrisi-Pefki

Prime Marine is very proud to announce the delivery of a wheelchair to the Social Service of the Municipality of Lykovrisi-Pefki.

Being an active member of Green Angels we have the opportunity to participate in such well-organized programmes and to enhance our Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts through targeted actions that increase also our environmental awareness.

This action is implemented further to Green Angels’ Initiative to collect plastic caps which are destined for recycling in order to be “turned into” wheelchairs for our fellow humans in need. A wheelchair is equivalent to a ton of caps; equivalent to about 540,000 pieces of plastic covers.

Prime’s employees manager to gather a large number of plastic caps within short period. Specifically, on the first Semester of 2018 Prime delivered to Green Angels two full bags with plastic caps of 68kg and 74kg accordingly with the aim not only to recycle plastic caps but also to turn them into wheelchairs that will be offered to our fellow humans in need.

This particular initiative is being implemented in partnership with the Pan-Hellenic Association for the Prevention of Traffic Accidents “Love for Life” and it combines the important environmental objective of recycling with a great social act.