What guidance does the MCA give in MSN 1826 regarding the master’s review?

The addition of the word “periodically” now clarifies that the “master’s review” is not an isolated activity, it is an ongoing dynamic process aimed at continually improving the effectiveness of the safety management system. The industry best practice is to have these reviews at least once per tour of duty of the Master, not more than one year apart.

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How should the master periodically review the SMS and report its deficiencies to shore management?

How frequently should the master review the SMS?