Yestarday Lloyd’s Register has awarded Astir Marina Vouliagmenis with the Lloyd’s Register Marina Accreditation Scheme in a ceremony held at Astir Palace in Vouliagmeni.
With the accreditation of Astir Marina Vouliagmenis Lloyd’s Register launches globally its newly developed Marina Accreditation Scheme (MAS). MAS provides tailor-made accreditation for marinas’ operations, addressing the marina specific requirements, and is aiming to improve marina operations and enhance quality, safety and client services through the marina and yachting industry.
MAS has been developed following the growth of the yachting industry and the consequent need of well organised with proper facilities marinas. The scheme operates under the industry good business practice utilising the diverse expertise of Lloyd’s Register in areas such as safety, environmental, yachting and marina operation.
In addition as guidance are used various ISO standards that are on a voluntarily basis, aiming to improve current operational status of marinas but also to assist marina managers to achieve full ISO compliance. Into account are taken the particular country statutory requirements to all marina operation/management sectors such as, safety, garbage etc.
“This Lloyd’s Register scheme was developed in conjunction with the users, the yacht owners and the service providers, the marinas to ensure that it sets not only a high level of standards but specifically addressed all the important safety, environmental & operations aspects of the industry. A yacht owner visiting a marina with LR MAS can be assured of a quality service”, said Captain Tony Field, Lloyd’s Register Marine Business Manager SE Europe & EMEA Regional Marine Consultancy Manager.
The Chairman & CEO of Astir Marine Vouliagmenis S.A. Polychronis Griveas commented: “I would like to express my appreciation to Lloyd’s Register for their recognition offered through this Award. It is the deep commitment for exemplary service of our Astir Marina management, employees and associates, and best use of our facilities that keeps our guests pleased and our marina at the highest occupancy levels. We vow to continue do our very best to represent our organization according to the standards this award represents”.