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What does the ISM Code require the Company to do regarding the master’s responsibility and authority?

To clearly define and document the master’s responsibility in relation to: 

(1)implementing the safety and environmental protection policy of the Company; (2) motivating the crew in the observation of that policy; (3) issuing appropriate orders and instructions in a clear and simple manner; (4) verifying that specified requirements are observed; and (5) periodically reviewing the SMS and reporting its deficiencies to the shore-based management. (Para. 5.1)

 

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What does the ISM Code require the Company to do regarding the master’s authority?

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