This division implements the ISM Code verification and certification for ships and their companies. The International Safety Management (ISM) Code is an international standard for the safe management and operation of ships as well as pollution prevention.
The provisions of Chapter IX of SOLAS Convention and ISM Code should be applied to the follows with effect from 1 July 2002:
* Company means any organization/person, such as the owner(s), the manager, or the bareboat charterer, who has been assumed as the responsible of the ship’s operations on behalf of the ship-owner and has agreed to take over all duties and responsibilities imposed by ISM Code.
The objectives of the ISM Code are to:
ISM Code has established the following safety management objectives for the company: