By Dr Phil Anderson
Since implementation of the ISM Code in1998 and 2002, depending upon the ship type, shipping companies have been expected to ensure that management systems are in place, both on board their ships and in their offices ashore, to control safety and protect the enviornment and to ensure that these are planned, organised, excuted and checked in accordance with relevant legislation and company requirements.
The first edition of this book followed shortly after the ISM Phase One implementation deadline in 1998. At that time much uncertainty existed regarding a wide range of potential legal and insurance related issues. Concern was expressed about the actual role of the Designated Person and the effect of that role upon the assumed state of knowledge of the highest levels of management of the company. The idea of producing accident and hazardous occurrence reports, including an analysis of causation, raised alarm in some who could see the risk that such reports may be used against the people who created them by potential claimants. There were probably more questions raised at the time than there were answers.
With the passage of seven years since the Phase One implementation deadline it was decided to review he situation and consider the evolution and development of the legal and insurance implications during that period and thus bring this volume up to date.
With twelve years at sea and over twenty five years experience working in P&I, marine insurance and maritime law, Dr Phil Anderson is ideally placed to provide practical advice on the potential implications of the ISM Code. Drawing attention to the pitfalls which personnel both on board ship and ashore could fall into, this is an essential text for shop operators, managers, ship masters, officers, underwriters, claims adjusters, surveyors, consultants and marine training establishements.
- 1. Key Issues
- 2. Key Players
- 3. Legal and Insurance Implications
- 4. Practical Aspects of the Code
- 5. Case Studies