Drugs & Alcohol Policy

The China Navigation Company Pte Ltd (CNCo) is committed to creating a Zero Harm workplace for all its sea staff and in doing so strictly controls drugs and alcohol on board its ships.

CNCo will:

  • Instantly dismiss any person in breach of its Drugs & Alcohol Policy.
  • Ensure all seafarers on CNCo’s ships are screened for drug and alcohol abuse during their pre-employment and routine medical checks.
  • Carry out random unannounced drug and alcohol testing for all crew members.
  • Prohibit the misuse of prescribed drugs, or the use, possession, trafficking, or sale of illicit or un-prescribed controlled drugs on board CNCo ships.
  • Strictly control the sale of alcohol consumed on board by only allowing purchases to be made from the Master’s bond which will consist of beer and wine only. No spirits will be allowed to be consumed on board.
  • Strictly prohibit bringing on board any alcohol obtained ashore.
  • CNCo will ensure compliance with this Policy by:
    • Limiting the consumption of alcohol to two beers or two glasses of wine per 24 hours per crew member.
    • Prohibiting the consumption of alcohol for a period of 4 hours prior to any scheduled duty or work period.
    • Restricting the consumption of alcohol on board its ships to the Bar, Lounge, Mess Rooms or other common areas.
    • Encouraging the consumption of alcohol-free drinks and low alcohol beer.


James Woodrow

Managing Director