Revised Guidelines on Implementation of the ISM Code by Administrations
INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION London, 2002
first published in 1997 by the INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION 4 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SR Second edition 2002 Printed by the International Maritime Organization, London 2 4 6 8 1 0 9 75 3
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With the entry into force, on 1 July 1998, of the 1994 amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, which introduced a new chapter IX into the Convention, the International Safety Management (ISM) Code has been made mandatory. Chapter IX was amended by resolution MSC.99(73), which was accepted on 1 January 2002 and willenter into force on 1 July 2002. This is the date on which the ISM Code will became mandatory for a wider range of cargo ships and for mobile offshore drilling units. The Code's origins go back to the late 1980s, when there was mounting concern about poor management standards in shipping. Investigations into accidents revealed major errors on the part of management and in 1987 the IMO Assemblyadopted resolution A.596(15), which called upon the Maritime Safety Committee to develop guidelines concerning shipboard and shore-based management to ensure the safe operation of ro-ro passenger ferries. The ISM Code evolved through the development of the Guidelines on Management for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention, adopted in 1989 by the IMO Assembly as resolution A.647(16),and the revised Guidelines, adopted two years later as resolution A.680(17), to its current form, the International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (International Safety Management (ISM) Code), which was adopted in 1993 as resolution A.741(18). This Code was amended in December 2000 by resolution MSC.104(73). This resolution was accepted on 1 January2002, and the amendments will enter into force on 1 July 2002. In 1995, the IMO Assembly, recognizing the need for uniform implementation of the ISM Code and that there might be a need for Administrations to enter into agreements in respect of the issuance of certificates by other Administrations in accordance with SOLAS chapter IX and the ISM Code, adopted the Guidelines on Implementation of theInternational Safety Management (ISM) Code by Administrations by resolution A.788(19). These Guidelines were replaced with Revised Guidelines, which were adopted by resolution A.913(22) in November 2001. This resolution revokes resolution A.788(19) as of 1 July 2002.
This publication includes the texts of SOLAS chapter IX, the ISM Code and the Revised Guidelines referred to in theprevious paragraphs.
International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended Chapter IX - Management for the safe operation of ships Resolution A.741(18) as amended by MSC.104(73) International Safety Management (ISM) Code Resolution A.913(22) Revised Guidelines on implementation of the ISM Code by Administrations
Management for the safe operation ofships
Chapter IX* of the annex to the 1974 SOLAS Convention
Regulation 1 Definitions For the purpose of this chapter, unless expressly provided otherwise: 1 International Safety Management (ISM) Code means the International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention adopted by the Organization by resolution A.741(18), as may be amended by the Organization,...