Practically, there are two types of ISM audits performed to verify Company/Ship compliance with the ISM code.
• External Audit – conducted by Port State Control, Flag State Administration or Recognised Organisation on their behalf.
• Internal Audit – conducted by the Company (the Ship owner).
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In this case, the surveyor does not necessary have to perform the audit on behalf of the client, but instead, a chain of communication is established through which the surveyor delivers his/her advice and recommendation. The internal auditor is a qualified delegate from the Company’s staff, who conducts the audit in line with the surveyor’s advice. Here, the surveyor brings to the team a wealth of good practices and vital information; either from decades of his/her surveying experience or from the knowledge gained through professional …show more content…
The two types of non-conformities are as described below:
As deduced from the ISM code:
“Non-conformity” means an observed situation where objective evidence indicates the non-fulfilment of a specified requirement.
“Non-conformity” sometimes referred to as a “minor non-conformity” can be described as a mere observation leading to a failing ISM system, not to anything particular.
For instance, a leaking fire hose is a defect. So if the leak is as a result of inadequate periodic maintenance of the fire hose, then the failure to properly maintain the fire hose is a Non-conformity of the ISM system. Overall, a minor non-conformity is a failure or breakdown of insignificant consequence or impact.
Examples of minor non-conformity include:
I. The inspection LSA equipment had not been recorded in the logbook for a week.
II. Special instruction for burning of Boil-off gas (BOG) not posted in the engine control room.
III. Emergency operating procedures for emergency diesel generator not