Trust pays off Starting from July 1, 1988, the ISM Code became applicable for passenger ships including passenger high-speed crafts, oil tankers, chemical tankers, gas carriers, bulk carriers and cargo high-speed craft of 500 gross tonnage and upwards. With respect to other cargo ships and mobile offshore drilling units of 500 gross tonnage and upwards, the ISM Code became applicable on the July 1, 2002.
MBS, through its well-established network of auditors, conducts audits on behalf of Flag Administrations and issues Document of Compliance to a company, and Safety Management Certificate to a vessel that complies with the ISM Code requirements.
The certification process relevant to a Document of Compliance for a Company and a Safety Management Certificate to a ship will normally involve the following steps:
- Initial verification
- Annual or intermediate verification
- Renewal verification
- Additional verification