Australian Maritime Safety Authority

International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (ISM Code)

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority is responsible for issuing the ISM Code certification for Australian registered vessels.

Marine Order 58

Marine Order 58 gives effect to Chapter IX of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) 1974, as amended, for the purposes of the Navigation Act, and to the International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (ISM Code).

ISM Code Certification guidelines for Regulated Australian Vessels

The guidelines describes how the ISM Code is applied, the certification process and the responsibilities of AMSA personnel.

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Publications

  • ISM Audit Process flowchart provides further guidance on AMSA’s ISM audit and certification process.


IMO Guidelines

  • MSC-MEPC.7/Circ.5 – Guidelines on the Operational Implementation of the ISM Code by Companies
  • MSC-MEPC.7/Circ.6 – Guidance on the Qualifications, Training and Experience necessary for undertaking the role of the Designated Person under the provisions of the ISM Code

 

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