Support of Maritime Education and Training Systems for the Implementation of the ISM Code

  • Elena Maggi
  • Marco Mazzarino
Keywords: maritime transport, International Safety Management Code (ISM), safe management of ship operations, pollution prevention, seafarers' qualifications


The problem of the safety improvement and pollution preventionin maritime tra11Sp011 has become more and more criticaland urgent to solve. In fact, the number of accidents at seahas increased very quickly over time. Concern is growing aboutpoor qualification on safety and poor management standardsin shipping industry. The ISM Code (Intenzational Safety ManagementCode) aims to provide intemational standards for safemanagement of ship operations and for pollution prevention.The paper, which presents a part of the work done by the Universityof Trieste - ISTIEE within the framework of theMETHAR project, aims to identify the expected supp01t fromthe MaJitime Education and Training (MET) systems to implemmttheISM Code, consequently improving safety and preventingpollution. The paper desCiibes first the 01igin, the objectivesof the ISM Code and the standard requirements on METidentified by the Code. Secondly, it summarises the opinions ofthe operators collected through questionnaires. Finally, it identifiesthe possible enrichment of the MET system in order tobel/.er optimise the implementation of the Code.


Maggi, E., Mazzarino, M. and Prasad, R. (1998)

Identification of present and future MET needs. Possible

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METHAR report of work package 4, pp. 27-35.

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(ISM Code). London.

IMO (1994) International Management Code for the

Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention

(ISM Code). Assembly Resolution A. 741(18). London.

IMO (1997) Implementation of the International Safety

Management. IMO Assembly Resolution A.848(20).

(5] IMO (1995) Guidelines on the Implementation of the

ISM Code by Administration. IMO Assembly Resolution


ICS and ISF (1994) Guidelines on the application of the

IMO International Safety Management Code. 2•d ed.


IACS (1996) Guidance for IACS auditors to the ISM

Code. London.

How to Cite
Maggi E, Mazzarino M. Support of Maritime Education and Training Systems for the Implementation of the ISM Code. Promet [Internet]. 1 [cited 2022Jul.5];11(4):203-7. Available from:
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