We adopt the highest standards of health, safety and quality practices in line with Australian Marine Orders, and are aligned with international ISO HSEQ certification and Odyssey’s own internal standards. We are committed to continuous improvement. 

Industry leading systems and technologies

Our systems have been developed to support the productivity, efficiency and safety of our operations, ensuring that we’re able to provide first-class vessel and towage management services to our clients at all times.

Odyssey maintains a health, safety, environment and quality (HSEQ) integrated management system that is certified to:

  • ISO 45001:2018 (Occupational Health and Safety);
  • ISO 14001:2015 (Environment); and
  • ISO 9001:2015 (Quality).

In addition, we maintain two safety management systems which are operated in compliance with Marine Order 504 under our AMSA issued Certificates of Operation.

We proactively manage change to ensure that: any changes to equipment, operating procedures, materials or design that have the potential to affect the safety and health of personnel, equipment/asset integrity or the environment are evaluated prior to being implemented; identified risks are mitigated; and the longer-term impacts of the change are monitored.

Safety record and culture

We recognise that the first line of defence against health, safety, and environmental risks is to maintain a strong HSEQ focused culture and employ excellent personnel selection and recruitment processes.

We have a strong record of providing safe and reliable vessel services in harsh and remote conditions across a number of ports:

  • Exmouth (2009 to 2015);
  • Onslow, Thevenard Island, Varanus Island, Barrow Island and Dampier (2009 to 2019);
  • Port Hedland (2008 to present); and
  • Point Samson (2010 to 2012)

In addition, since 2021 we have been providing marine towage management services at the Port of Geelong, and as of May 2023 we have safely completed over 2,000 towage jobs.

We proactively manage risk by employing practical hazard identification and risk management systems to identify, record, analyse, and adequately control hazards associated with our work activities.

We set and work to health and safety standards above those required by industry and constantly raise the bar by applying the principles of continuous improvement to our processes.

We are committed to maintaining the health and safety of our crew and take every opportunity to learn from incidents and near misses so that we are continually improving workplace safety.

Our excellent safety record speaks for itself – from May 2022 to April 2023 we worked 130,380 hours with 1 Lost time injury (LTI) and prior to the that the last LTI was in 2018. This gives us a 12-month rolling All Injury Frequency rate (AIFR)* of 1.53.

* AIFR is calculated per 200,000 manhours multiplied by the number of lost time injuries, medical treatment and restricted work cases divided by the overall Odyssey work hours.


Internal training exercises completed by crew to bolster skills in 2022


Drills completed in 2022