International Safety Management Code
The International Safety Management (ISM) Code came into force on 1st July 1998. The code is reflected in section 1 of Maritime Rules Part 21, which concerns safety management systems.
It applies to the following ships, regardless of the date of their construction:
- passenger ships (including passenger high-speed craft)
- oil tankers
- chemical tankers
- gas carriers
- bulk carriers
- cargo high-speed craft of 500 gross tonnage and above
- cargo ships
- mobile offshore drilling units of 500 gross tonnage and above.
The ship’s management company must have:
- a Document of Compliance (DoC) and
- a copy of the ship's Safety Management Certificates (SMC)
Maritime New Zealand undertakes International Safety Management (ISM) audits and issues these documents.
If you require any further information about safety management systems, please contact your local Maritime Officer.
+64 4 473 0111