The International Safety Management Code - ISM - represents the cornerstone IMO approach towards the developing and maintaining the strong safety culture. Focus is very clearly on human element.
Some time has passed since the Code was implemented... so, where are we now and how is ISM doing, is it working at all - these are a sort of questions raised in this issue of Alert.
The fact is that, although there are many positives, it is clear that more care is to be placed on the human understanding of the system. Port State Control inspections have revealed that in some instances ship personnel are not applying the Safety Management System to operation of the ship.
Certificates not in order, senior officers not able to identify the designated person, program for the emergency drills and exercises not available - these are the non-conformances routinely identified at the PSC inspections... This video is to supplement this Alert publication.