ISM / ISPS CODE COMPLIANCE
The International Safety Management (ISM) Code
Compliance with this Code is compulsory for all passenger ships including passenger high-speed craft, oil tankers, chemical tankers, gas carriers, bulk carriers, cargo high-speed crafts, other cargo ships and mobile offshore drilling units of 500 gross tonnage and upwards, engaged on international voyages. The Code applies also to companies managing any of the above ship types. It may also be applied to any vessel and offshore unit on a voluntary basis.
International Safety and Risk Management (ISRM) is able to develop your Management System to meet the requirements of the ISM Code, ensuring that the process for the approval of your Management System is as smooth as possible.
International Safety and Risk Management's (ISRM) Maritime consultants are fully qualified ISM Code auditors, with experience in running vessels under the Code and preparing them for audits by the applicable classification society.
Develop Management Systems that meet the requirements of the ISM Code
Audit vessels for compliance with the ISM Code in preparation for classification society auditing
Train personnel in the requirements of the ISM Code
The International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) Code
Against a background of potential threat to maritime shipping and ports, IMO's Diplomatic conference on Maritime Security in December 2002 adopted new regulations to enhance maritime security, through amendments to SOLAS Chapter XI. Chapter XI has been split into two chapters, where Chapter XI-1 ("Special measures to enhance maritime safety"), has been expanded to include additional requirements to Ship Identification Numbers and the carriage of a Continuous Synopsis Record. Chapter XI-2 ("Special measures to enhance maritime security"), addresses mandatory requirements - such as the provision of a Ship Alert System - and refers to the ISPS Code.
International Safety and Risk Management (ISRM) has the experience and knowledge to develop your Ship and Port Security Plans and assist your company in complying with the ISPS Code. Our consultants can conduct security risk assessments, and develop ship or port security plans for submission to the relevant flag state or contracting government.
We are able to offer the following services:
Conduct security assessments and surveys of vessels and ports
Prepare ISPS Code compliant security plans
Conduct audits of the facilities to ensure they comply with the ISPS Code