Ship Management Services


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.

Whom it is applied to

The provisions of Chapter IX of SOLAS Convention and ISM Code should be applied to the follows with effect from 1 July 2002:

  • - Cargo-ships with 500 GT and above, engaged in international voyages, and propelled by mechanical means;
  • - Passenger-ships, engaged in international voyages; and
  • - Companies* of the above-mentioned ships.

* 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:

  • - Ensure safety at sea;
  • - Prevent human injury or loss of life; and
  • - Avoid damages to the environment with a focus on the marine environment and property.

ISM Code has established the following safety management objectives for the company:

  • - Provide safe practices for the ship operations and the working environment;
  • - Establish safeguards against all identified risks; and
  • - Continuously improve safety management skills of personnel ashore and onboard ships. These skills include the preparation for emergencies related to safety and environmental protection.

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