It is mandatory for both the operating/management company and the FPSO/FSO to comply with the ISM Code and be issued with DOC and SMC, respectively.
When this FPSO/FSO (also known as ‘the facility’) is connected to the seabed the vessel is under the jurisdiction of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA).
The company will normally declare in the facility safety case and/or safety management system that the FPSO/FSO must comply with applicable mandatory marine regulations and Classification Society Rules. Hence, the Company and the FPSO/FSO must maintain their ISM Code certification at all times. Accordingly, MO 58 will apply. If the Company DOC or ‘facility’ SMC is cancelled, withdrawn and varied, NOPSEMA will be informed through AMSA.