Prime is very proud to announce that 23 vessels of Prime Tanker Management Inc. and Prime Gas Management Inc. have been enrolled to United States Coast Guard Qualship 21 Program.
On January 1, 2001, the Coast Guard implemented an initiative to identify high-quality ships, and provide incentives to encourage quality operations. This initiative is called QUALSHIP 21, quality shipping for the 21st century.
By closely examining Port State Control Data from the previous 3 years, the characteristics of a typical “quality” vessel are identified. A quality vessel is associated with a well-run company, is classed with a Flag Administration with a superior Port State Control record & has an outstanding Port State Control history in U.S. waters.
The enrolment in the program is based on specific eligibility requirements regarding vessel detentions in the U.S. within the previous 36 months, marine violations or serious marine casualties & successful U.S. PSC Safety Exam within the previous 12 months.
Thus, less than ten percent of all foreign – flagged ships that operate in the United States meet the eligibility requirements of this program.
This recognition of superior achievement motivates our company to continue striving through commitment to quality and operational integrity.