25. May 2015

SIRE & ISM Code: Changing Behaviour of Crew and Management

The ISM code was adopted after several tragic ship accidents like the 1994 sinking of the Estonia. It requires tankers and vessels of 500gt and above to install and implement a Safety Management System (SMS), both ashore and afloat. Despite class compliance, insurance companies and charter parties also compel the safety code. Regardless, some tanker owners treat the […]