International Safety Management Code

ISM Certification of inland navigation vessels

Business Challenge

To ensure safety in inland waterways and estuary Prevent human injury or loss of life Avoid damage to the environment Provide safe practices in ship operation and working environment Establish safeguards against all identified risks Continuously improve safety management skills of personnel ashore and onboard ships.

Solution

What is ISM? The International Safety Management (ISM) Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention aims to ensure safety at inland waterways and estuaries, prevention of human injury or loss of life, and avoidance of damage to the environment, particularly the marine environment, and to the property. Company needs to create and execute: structured, documented system enabling the personnel to implement effectively the Company safety and environmental protection policy-Safety Management System (SMS)

Why Choose Bureau Veritas?

Auditors specialized in inland navigation vessels are available. Bureau veritas is recognized by 125 flag state authorities and marine administration for the issuance of documents of compliance to companies and safety management certificate to the ships according to the ism code.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
What is the legal background of ISM Code?
ISM Code has been adopted by Resolution A.741(18) of International Maritime Organization (IMO).
For which type of vessel is Code applicable?
There are no specific requirements related to the operation of any particular vessel type. This allows anyone to implement such an SMS on any type of vessel. Simplicity structure of ISM Code can be adapted to any type of vessel, from tankers to passenger vessels, dredgers or container vessels.