Any ship management company must have a Safety Management System (SMS), which meets the requirements of the ISM Code and it should be documented, implemented and maintained. The most meaningful initial consideration prior to implementation of the Code, is the determination by senior management of the level to which their company will comply with the Code. The company should then obtain a DOC for the main office and SMC(s) for their Ship(s), upon satisfactory completion of Audits conducted by the Flag State Administration, otherwise the Company is not legally able to engage in any International Shipping business. It is prudent to plan the audits well in advance of their deadline.
What we do for you
To assist ship operators to comply with SMS requirements, we have developed a Safety Management Systems guide, sample SMS documents and a number of sample forms and checklists that can be adjusted to your fleet. The Code provides a variety of measures to promote improvement through active employment of the following principles: Reporting of Nonconformance’s and Near-Accidents; Procedures for the Implementation of Corrective Action; Master’s Management Review; Internal Audits; and Management Review. We assists in developing and implementing of all sub-systems.