These Russian Register regulations are intended to establish the general procedure of transferring the formal right to use the SMS Mark of Compliance to the shipping companies. Such Mark is the protected sign used by the RMRS for encouragement of the shipping companies acheving significant and adequate success in the field of the safety management of their vessels. Russian Register is the sole owner of the Mark. Scope of Application - Normative Reference Documents - Terms, Definitions and Abbreviations - Appearance, Condition and Transferring the Rights to Use the Mark - Description of the Key Factors, Recommendations on the Evaluations of these Factors - Policy and Responsibility of the Company - Personnel and Resources - Emergency Preparedness - Non-conformities and Maintenance - Documentation Required for the Efficiency Analysis of the SMS of the Shipping Company - Formal request Form for the SMS Mark - Self-Assessment Procedure of the Efficiency - SMS Excellence Model - Factors Forming the Key Areas and Weighting Coefficients - Associated RS Software and Instructions. definitely needful publication for those dealing with maintaining the efficiency and safety management of the company and willing to keep them on the highest level to get the SMS Mark of Compliance. May be supplementing these RS Guidelines.