Yacht Safety Management (ISM), Security Supervision (ISPS) and Employee Legislation (MLC)
The administration and maintenance of good safety procedures results from the development of clear and concise operational documentation, open communication between the yacht crew and the management team and the recognition of, and dedication to, the importance of regular training exercises involving the vessel’s crew and land-based staff.
Rosemont Yacht Management’s safety experts will support the yacht to ensure compliance with current International Maritime Legislation (including, but not limited to: IMO, SOLAS, LY2/3, ISM and MLC) as well as any specific regulations applied by the yachts’ Flag Administration.
Our documents of compliance permit us to manage commercial yachts over 500 GT in accordance with the ISM Code.
Present regulations govern the degree of Safety Management required for vessels of different gross tonnage and those engaged in different forms of activity – commercial or otherwise.
However, it is the view of Rosemont Yacht Services & Management that, whether operating as a private or commercial yacht, the standards of safety required by the law should be considered to be a minimum standard to be maintained at all costs and exceeded, on a voluntary basis, wherever practical.
- Implementation of a Flag Administration approved ISM Safety Management System on board the yacht and assisting the yacht in producing yacht-specific procedures;
- Development of a list of safety-critical equipment, the failure of which could result in a hazardous scenario and monitoring the standard and level of maintenance of this equipment to ensure the yacht is continually in the best possible condition to operate at sea;
- Performance of safety audits aboard on an annual basis to ensure continued adherence to the safety system in place;
- Appraisal of Port State Control and Flag Administration safety audits to ensure corrective action is taken where necessary;
- Liaison with Flag Administration and Classification Society in the event of an accident or incident and on any legislative or safety-related matters;
- Maintenance of copies of safety-related documents and drawings ashore for the purpose of providing land-based support in the event of an accident or incident;
- Review of findings of on-board monthly safety meetings to ensure corrective action is taken within a designated timeframe;
- Implementation of a Flag Administration approved ISPS Shipboard Security Plan on board the yacht and working with the designated Ship Security Officer to tailor yacht-specific procedures;
- Performance of annual security-related audits, as well as regular security checks and drills;
- Appraisal of the Ship Security Assessment and Flag Administration security audits to ensure corrective action is taken where necessary;
- Identification of global security threats and any particular to the yacht’s area of operation and advice on the level of security protocol to adopt;
- Support the yacht to ensure that all MARPOL environmental legislation applicable to the yacht is adhered to and that regulations local to the yacht’s cruising ground are observed at all times;
- Review of yacht and crew certification on a monthly basis to ensure continued compliance and propose plans for surveys and re-certification, as well as medical examinations, training and refresher courses for crew;
- Inspection of the yacht and set up of the documentation and systems required for compliance with the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 and Flag Administration.