MANILA – With its ultimate goal of producing competent and certified ISM auditors who can proficiently assess and evaluate the adherence of maritime entities to the ISM Code, the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) commenced its five-day ISM Code Auditor Course which was held on 04 December to 08 December 2023.

The said workshop was participated by representatives from service units and regional offices who have been serving as surveyors, and inspectors of the Agency.

Meanwhile, in her welcome remarks, MARINA OIC-Administrator Engr. Nannette Villamor-Dinopol stressed that “as a Maritime Administration, [MARINA] is continuously encouraging our manning agencies, shipping owners, and ship operators to maintain effective Safety Management Systems, implement the ISM Code and continually upgrade to ensure the safety and efficiency of ships and their crews.”

The workshop, which was facilitated by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Academy from Singapore’s Mr. Mohammed Zahirul Hoque, seeks to enhance the technical personnel’s capability and knowledge to conduct a full audit of organizations and ship management systems following internationally recognized best practice techniques.

The activity was also attended by the MARINA officials who are the signatories on ISM Certification and needed the training to aid them in decision-making.

Participants in this training are expected to explore various key aspects, including risk management, safety culture, and the intricate details of regulatory requirements outlined by the ISM Code. Further, this training will also provide a deep understanding of the principles and practices that govern safety management systems within maritime organizations.

Successful completion of this training program not only signifies a comprehensive understanding of safety management but also demonstrates the ability to apply this knowledge in real-world audit scenarios – an effort that contributes to promoting a safer and more secure maritime environment.

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