Shipping, a truly global business, is also inherently a hazardous activity. The United Nations agency International Maritime Organization implements international regulations designed to improve safety at sea while reducing pollution from ships.

The IMO's International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), together with the International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and Pollution Prevention, set the framework for effective maritime safety.

In addition to security procedures to protect ports and the community at large, Danaos Corporation Best Practices comply in every respect with the ISM Code. All Danaos vessels are ISM-certified and operate an up-to-date Safety Management System:

   •  Safe practices in ship operation and working environment.

   •  Prevention of injury or loss of life.

   •  Safeguard against all identified risks to ship, cargo and environment.

   •  Readiness for emergencies.

   •  Minimized environmental impact.

   •  On-going development of safety management skills both ashore and on board.

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