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Master Oral

Master Oral



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KNOWLEDGE OF SOLAS CHAPTER IX, RESOLUTION 741(18).SOLAS chapter IX is the Management for the safe operation of ships. The purpose of this chapter is to implementing of ISM Code.International safety management Code means the ISM Code is to provide safeManagement and operation of ships and for pollution prevention adopted by the organization by resolution A. 741(18), as amended by MSC.104 (73).The ISM Code is to take the necessary steps to safeguard the shipmaster in the proper discharge of his responsibilities with regard to maritime safety and the protection of themarine environment.CONTENTS OF ISM CODE:1. General:- Definitions- Objectives- Application- Functional requirements for a safety management system2.Safety and environmental protection policy3.Company responsibilities and authority4. Designated Person5.Master’s responsibility and authority6.Resources and personnel7.Development of plans for shipboard operations8.Emergency Preparedness9.Reports and analysis of non-conformities, accidents and hazardous occurrences10.Maintenance of the ship and equipment11.Documentation12.Company verification, Review and Evaluation13.Certification and periodical verification14.Interim Certification15.Verification16.Forms of CertificatesISM Code applies:
Passenger ships/passenger high-speed craft, oil/chemical tankers, gas/bulk carrier and cargo high-speed craft of 500 GT andupwards – 1
Jul 98.
Other cargo ships and mobile offshore drilling units (MODU) of 500 GT andupwards – 01 July 2002.Objective :1.Safety at sea2.Prevention of human injury or loss of life3.Avoidance of damage to the environment4.Avoidance of damage to the propertyMASTER’S RESPONSIBITY AND AUTHORITY:The company should clearly define and document the master’s responsibility with regard to:1.Implementing the safety and environmental-protection policy of the company;2.Motivating the crew in the observation of that policy;
Issuing appropriate orders and instructions in a clear and simple manner;4.Verifying that specified requirements are observed; and
Reviewing the SMS and reporting its deficiencies to the shore-based management.The company should ensure that the SMS operating on board the ship contains a clear statement emphasizing the masters authority. The company should establish in the SMSthat the master has the overriding authority and the responsibility to make decisions withrespect to safety and pollution prevention and to request the company’s assistance as may be necessary.EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
The company should establish procedures to identify describe and respond to potential emergency shipboard situations.
The company should establish programme for drills and exercises to prepare for emergency actions.
The SMS should provide for measures ensuring that the company’s organizationcan respond at any time to hazards, accidents and emergency situations involvingits ships.CERTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION
DOCUMENT OF COMPLIANCEshould be issued by the Administrations to the anyCompany complying with the requirements of ISM Code for a period which should notexceedfiveyears.The validity of a Document of Compliance should be subject to annual verification bythe Administration within three months before or after the anniversary date.The Document of Compliance should be withdrawn by the Administration if annualverification is not requested or if there is evidence of major non-conformities with this Code.A copy of the Document of Compliance should be placed on board with Master for verification by the Administration.SAFETY MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATEshould be issued by the Administration toa ship for a period which should not exceedfiveyears.The SMC should be issued after verifying that the company and its shipboardmanagement operate in accordance with the approved Safety Management System. Such acertificate should be accepted as evidence that the ship complying with the requirement of this Code.The validity of the Safety Management Certificate should be subject to at least oneintermediate verification by the administration it should take place between the second andthird anniversary dates of the Safety Management Certificate.The Safety Management Certificate should be withdrawn by the Administration if intermediate verification is not requested or if there is evidence of major non-conformitieswith this Code.INTERIM CERTIFICATIONAn INTERIM DOCUMENT OF COMPLIANCE may be issued to facilitate initialimplementation of this Code when:1. A company is newly established2. New ship types are to be added to an exiting Document of Compliance.The company has a safety management system and meets full requirements of thisCode the administration should be issued with Interim Document of Compliance for a periodnot exceeding12 months An INTERIM SAFETY MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE may be issued:1.to new ships on delivery;2.when a Company takes on responsibility for the operation of a ship which is new tothe Company; or 
When a ship changes flag.

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