With the entry into force, in 1998, of the 1994 amendments to SOLAS, 1974, which introduced a new chapter IX into the Convention, the ISM Code was made mandatory. The ISM Code's origins go back to the late 1980s, when there was mounting concern about poor management standards in shipping. Its current form was adopted by the Organization in 1993 and amended in 2000, 2004, 2005 and 2008.
This new edition of the ISM Code consolidates:
This publication is an essential reference for maritime administrations, ship manufacturers, owners and operators, shipping companies, education institutes, engine and equipment manufacturers and others with interest in ensuring safety at sea and avoidance of damage to the environment.