ISM Code on Vessels With or Without Impact on a Number of Incidents Threats

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It was presented short analysis of connection ISM Code on vessels on the number of incidents threats. Introduced into force ISM Code in 1998 and 2002 (contained in chapter 9 of SOLAS Convention) as obligatory on vessels have had the aim of decreasing the number of injuries, serious injuries, fatalities, other incidents threats and total loses during vessel operation in maritime shipping. The next aim vicariously was improving the maritime safety and prevention of marine pollution from ships. As a result of ship-owner and crew requirements, it should eliminate from shipping market the bad and poor management systems of charterers or ship operators and improper qualified crewmembers. The company and the ship shall comply with the requirements of ISM Code and the company shall have the Document of Compliance (referred to in regulation 4 of ISM Code).

After about twenty years when ISM Code was in force some comparisons, conclusions and remarks were presented. It is observed the decreasing number of vessel total losses but other comparisons is not so clear due to different definitions of incident being obligatory in states of flag and different databases in the different Memoranda of Understanding. The influence of introducing ISM Code on maritime shipping is serious in good or bad matters (e.g. the increasing of bureaucracy).

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