The company's safety record has showed a steady improvement since the mid 1980's. The record of lost time accidents has declined, culminating in a 'nil' record for the year 1989. Since then other areas of work have produced no lost time injuries.
The record of the m.v. "Smit Lloyd 104" was recognised by Shell BP and Todd Oil Services, with a letter from the General Manager of Shell BP and Todd to the then Port Captain for Smit Lloyd, in which the company congratulated the vessel's crew on it's exemplary safety record. The m.v. "Smit Lloyd 104" was manned and operated by New Zealand Offshore Services, and during this period of twenty months the vessel maintained an "Accident Free" record as recorded by Shell BP and Todd.
Other vessel's operated by the company, notably the seismic survey vessel m.v. "Western Orient" and the Dive Support Vessel "Seahorse II" have also maintained accident free records, attributable to the Marine Staff who have operated and maintained these vessels.
"Stena Wellservicer" which successfully completed a major diving support contract with our marine and catering manning operated in New Zealand for some nine months with a 'nil' lost time incident record.
Senior staff take an active interest in safety matters and the company promotes its safety policy to staff, subcontractors and clients. Senior staff have undertaken safety training, including fire, first aid and dangerous goods courses.