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MARITIME BEST PRACTICE LIMITED
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Compliance & due diligence:
The ISM code provides the regulatory basis of compliance and due diligence for all ship owners and managers in the operation of their fleets. However industry demands have encouraged many operators and managers to also adopt and be certified for ISO 9001, 14001, 18001 systems to enhance the quality of operations on board and ashore. While periodical audits of the system are designed to identify non conformance, often the root cause(s) of the non conformance is/are not properly identified. This leads to ineffective corrective and preventive actions and the purpose of the audit itself is defeated. Thus the continual improvement that is expected is not achieved. We can provide value added services to your in house auditors and/or conduct third party audits and assist in the process of root cause analysis. This provides a unbiased view and holds up a mirror to the organization of its operations, so that senior managers can implement beneficial long term actions and achieve continual improvement.
We assist with restructuring of Safety Management System (SMS) into an Integrated Management System (IMS)in line with the High Level Structure (HLS) of ISO 9001, 14001, 50001 latest 2015 standard.
We provide advice to ship managers, maritime insurance providers, P&I clubs and law firms on all aspects of due diligence as per the ISM code. Our expertise in this area comes from long experience in practical and sustainable high quality ship management activities. Expert witness services are available.