tot en met:
The following definitions apply to
parts A and B of this Code.
"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 Organisation.
"Company" means the owner of the ship or any other
organisation or person such as the manager or the bareboat
charterer, who has assumed the responsibility for the
operation of the ship from the shipowner and who on assuming
such responsibility has agreed to take over all the duties
and responsibility imposed by the Code.
"Administration" means the government of the State whose
flag the ship is entitled to fly.
Management System" means a structured and documented system
enabling Company personnel to implement effectively the
Company safety and environmental protection policy.
"Document of Compliance" means a document issued to a
Company which complies with the requirements of this Code.
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
"Objective evidence" means quantitative or qualitative
information, records or statements of fact pertaining to
safety or to the existence and implementation of an safety
management system element, which is based on observation,
measurement or test and which can be verified.
"Observation" means a statement of fact made during a safety
management audit and substantiated by objective evidence.
"Non-conformity" means an observed situation where objective
evidence indicates the non-fulfillment of a specified
non-conformity" means an identifiable deviation that poses a
serious threat to the safety of personnel or the ship or a
serious risk to the environment that requires immediate
corrective action and includes the lack of effective and
systematic implementation of a requirement of this Code.
"Anniversary date" means the day and month of each year that
corresponds to the date of expiry of the relevant document
"Convention" means the International Convention for the
Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 as amended.
objectives of the Code are to ensure safety at sea,
prevention of human injury or loss of life, and avoidance of
damage to the environment, in particular, to the marine
environment, and to property.
management objectives of the Company should, inter alia:
provide for safe practices in ship operation and a safe
establish safeguards against all identified risks; and
continuously improve safety management skills of personnel
ashore and aboard ships, including preparing for emergencies
related both to safety and environmental protection.
safety management system should ensure:
compliance with mandatory rules and regulations; and
applicable codes, guidelines and standards recommended by
the Organisation, administrations, classification societies
and maritime industry organisations are taken into account.
The requirements of this Code may be
applied to all ships.
requirements for a safety management system
Every company should develop,
implement and maintain a safety management system (SMS)
which includes the following functional requirements:
and environmental protection policy;
instructions and procedures to ensure safe operation of
ships and protection of the environment in compliance with
relevant international and flag State legislation;
levels of authority and lines of communication between, and
amongst, shore and shipboard personnel;
procedures for reporting accidents and non-conformities with
the provisions of this Code;
procedures to prepare for and respond to emergency
procedures for internal audits and management reviews.