Integration of Marine Management Systems (ISM, ISO 9001, 14001, 18001, 50001)

There are many common or interfacing requirements between the ISM code and ISO 9001, 14001, 18001 and 50001, therefore any combination of these systems leads to a more efficient way of managing safety, quality, environmental issues, occupational health and safety and Energy Management. The ISM Code focuses on the safe management and operation of ships…

Shipboard emergency drills matter!

It is arguable that in this industry, not enough “good news” ever penetrates the outside world, with the media only showing its awareness of shipping when there is a casualty. But positives can emerge, even from negative incidents, as demonstrated by the recent 2014 International Maritime Organization Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea. This annual…

Statutory Alert: ISM code – Requirements For Manning And Company Verification

Amendments to the International Safety Management (ISM) Code will enter into force on 1 January, 2015, introducing new requirements for manning and company verification, and new references to related IMO guidance, as follows: Changes to manning requirements Amended paragraph 6.2 now states that: “The Company should ensure that each ship is: 1.manned with qualified, certificated…