The safety management system (SMS) is an organized system planned and implemented by the shipping companies to ensure safety of the ship and marine environment. All commercial vessels are required to establish safe ship management procedures. SMS forms one of the important parts of the ISM code.
Also, what is the main purpose of ISM?
Purpose Of ISM code & international requirements To provide an international standard for the safe management and operation of ships and for prevention of pollution. Main objectives are to ensure safety at sea, prevention of human injury or loss of life, and avoidance of damage to the environment.
Also Know, which ship does the ISM Code apply? The requirements of the ISM Code may be applied to all commercial ships over 500 GT. The ISM Code is a chapter in SOLAS. If SOLAS does not apply then ISM is not mandatory. Compliance with ISM Code is sometimes required by vessel client regardless of Gross Tonnage ( GT).
In respect to this, what is safety management certificate?
Safety Management Certificate means a document issued to a ship which signifies that the Company and its shipboard management operate in accordance with the approved safety management system.
What is the meaning of ISM Code?
1.1. 1 International Safety Management (ISM) Code means the International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention as adopted by the Assembly, as may be amended by the Organization. 1.1. 3 Administration means the Government of the State whose flag the ship is entitled to fly.