What is Criteria for issue of Interim SMC?

What is Criteria for issue of  Interim SMC?
  • DOC or Interim DOC is relevant to the ship.
  • SMS concludes the key elements of ISM and has been approved in the DOC or the Interim DOC.
  • The company has planned to audit the ship within 3months.
  • Master and officers are familiar with the SMS and its planned implementation.
  • Instructions identified as being essential have been provided prior to sailing.
  • Information on SMS has been given in the working language and understood by all onboard.

Non-conformity means an observed situation where objective evidence indicates the non-fulfillment of a specified requirement. The SMS should include procedures for reporting. They should be investigated and analyzed to improve safety and pollution prevention. There should be provisions for the implementation of a corrective action.