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ISM Code - International Safety Management Code - 2010 Edition

ISM Code - International Safety Management Code - 2010 Edition

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:

  • Amendments to the ISM Code from resolution MSC.104(73), which entered into force on 1 July 2002, from resolution MSC.179(79), which entered into force on 1 July 2006, from resolution MSC.195(80), which entered into force on 1 January 2009, and from resolution MSC.273(85), which enters into force on 1 July 2010
  • New guidelines on implementation of the ISM Code by Administrations, adopted in 2009
  • SOLAS chapter IX, as amended in 2000 and 2005
  • Guidelines for the operational implementation of the ISM Code by Companies
  • Guidance on undertaking the role of the designated person under the provisions of the ISM Code
  • Guidance on near-miss reporting.


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.

  • Author : IMO
  • ISBN : 9789280151510
  • Reference : IB117E
  • Publisher : IMO - International Maritime Organization
  • Dimension : 14.8cm x 20.9cm x 1cm
  • Weight : 0.186kg
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Pages : 73
  • Published date : 17 Feb 2010