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A Safety Management System – Beacon or Burden?

By Karen van Vliet and Jan-Hendrik Hensen 2019-06-01 21:35:40

Whether a company implements a Safety Management System (SMS) due to ISM Code or Subchapter M requirements or to align its own internal processes, the value it will add to the organization will be found in the quality of the set-up of such a system. Will it be an administrative burden? Or a beacon to light the right direction? With careful attention paid to the level and complexity of the organization and with a strong focus on the user, a...

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Key Differences Between the ISM Code and Subchapter M

By Karen van Vliet and Jan-Hendrik Hensen 2019-05-27 17:53:26

The ISM Code requires shipping companies to implement a safety management system designed to should ensure safe operating practices and should be complied to worldwide – tugs, however, are mostly not required to do so. However, in the U.S., U.S.-flag towing vessels should comply to Subchapter M. This blog provides insight on the similarities and differences between the two. ISM Code During the late 1980s, various serious accidents including the capsizing of the Herald of the Free Enterprise highlighted the...

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