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Safety Management System Template

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Interactive Maritime Safety Management System PDF Template for MacOS or Windows. Available for Single Vessels, Fleets, Passenger Vessels and Superyachts. Choose below:

A fully guided Maritime Safety Management System Template Process

Improve your operation’s safety performance with a Maritime Safety Management System Template process that puts you in control and addresses safety standards such as ISM and safety regulators.

Easy to use and interactive

The Safety Management System (SMS) template is a fully interactive PDF document that guides you through the writing of a safety management system for your domestic commercial vessel operation.

You work through the the template by entering details about your vessel, review and customise the included safety procedures and complete a risk register.

The SMS template covers all essentials of safety management:

Vessel Details
Safety and Environmental Policy
Designated Person Responsibility
Master’s Responsibility
Personnel Policy
Emergency Preparedness
Reports and Analysis
Company Responsibility and Authority
Maintenance Checklists and Work Orders
Scheduled Safety Reviews
Risk Register
Safety procedures

40+ pre-written operational procedures

Select from 40+ operational pre-written procedures – customise them or add new, styled blank pages to copy in existing procedures or draft new ones, ensuring your SMS stays relevant as your operations change.

Voyage Plan
Adverse Weather
Anchoring & Mooring
Boarding & Disembarking
Pre Trip Briefing
Bar Crossing
Bilge Pumping
Fatigue Management
First Aid Arrangements
Bridge Watch Keeping
Emergency Communications
Pre Departure Checks
Passenger Operations
Securing Loading Doors
Discharge of Oils & Spills
Machinery Operations
Launching of a Life Raft
Use of EPIRB
…Plus Many More

Developed exclusively for maritime safety compliance

The Maritime Safety Management System Template is specially configured for single vessels, fleets, passenger vessels and superyachts and versatile enough to fit all types of commercial vessel operations, including:

Commercial Fishing
Fishing Charter Vessel
Ferry Operations
Passenger Vessels
Commercial Yachts
Charter Yacht

Helps you comply with your safety regulation responsibilities and create a safer working culture at sea and ashore.

The Ocean Time Marine SMS template has been developed solely for the maritime industry. We understand how the industry operates and the challenges associated with compliance and safety management for vessel operators.

The SMS template assists in compliance with national regulators, such as:

How your SMS complies with safety legislation:

To show that you have considered and managed the risks of your operation, you must present a safety management system to the Australian National Regulator. Our team of industry leading marine surveyors, naval architects and marine engineers have developed the Interactive Safety Management System (SMS) software in a simple and practical way to give you the tools and framework to meet your safety compliance requirements with the NSCV Part E.

Vessel Safety Management System Template - SMS

The SMS template assists in compliance with national regulators, such as:

US Coast Guard (USCG)

Passenger Vessels: The Coast Guard promote the use of Safety Management Systems (SMSs) to improve safety and reduce marine casualties on board passenger vessels. A Safety Management System that has been implemented must meet the requirements of 33 CFR part 96. In the wake of a series of major marine casualties involving loss of life, and various safety recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board (“NTSB”), the U.S. Coast Guard is now poised to propose new regulations for domestic passenger vessels.

Towing Vessels: U.S.-flag towing vessels that are engaged in pushing, pulling or hauling alongside are subject to Subchapter M. This part of the Code of Federal Regulations was developed as a response on, among others, two major towing vessel incidents in U.S. waters in the early 2000’s. After these two major incidents the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004 reclassified towing vessels as vessels subject to inspection and specific requirements were established for a safety management system.

United Kingdom Maritime Coastguard Agency

United Kingdom Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) state the requirements for vessels operating in the United Kingdom to have a Safety Management System on board in various Marine Guidance Notices and Merchant Shipping Notices.

Domestic Passengers Ships, Fishing Vessels and Workboats operating under this code are recommended to implement a Safety Management System (SMS) which complies with the principles of the ISM Code, but is commensurate with the size and complexity of the vessels and company’s operations

Canada’s Transport Canada

Transport Canada recommends the implementation of safety management systems (SMS) throughout the Canadian vessel fleet. Many Canadian operators have voluntarily put in place safety management systems that follow the requirements of the ISM Code.


Australian AMSA Marine Order 504

All Australian Domestic Commercial Vessels (DCVs) must have a SMS. This system is required to demonstrate and document how your vessel meets the mandatory general safety duties and requirements as set out by AMSA

Superyachts Mini-ISM

A mini-ISM is a safety management system based on the ISM Code but tailored specifically to the needs of commercial yachts or vessels registered as private with limited charter usage over 24 meters and under 500GT which otherwise, under international maritime law, have to comply with a full ISM system.

The ISM Code stands for the International Safety Management Code. The ISM Code provides an international standard for the safe management and operation of ships and for pollution prevention.


The purpose of a mini-ISM system is to:

  • Promote and ensure safety at sea for the yacht’s crew and guests and third parties
  • Prevent human injury or loss of life to the yacht’s crew, guests and third parties
  • Avoid damage to the yacht
  • Avoid damage to the environment


The requirements of a mini-ISM have been summarized by flag states as part of the rules and regulations governing the operation of commercial yachts over 24 meters in length. The Ocean Time Marine Super Yacht SMS template is based on the requirements for a mini ISM System.

The operational requirements of the system are as follows:

  • It should be simple and easy to understand by all users
  • It must be yacht specific and be owned by and developed by the yacht
  • It must be used and updated (during annual flag state surveys the system will be checked to ensure that it is being used)
  • It must be reviewed every three years

The Ocean Time Marine Super Yacht template will form the basis of a genuine tool to improve the safety and quality of the vessel’s operation. The template should require updating and adapting to specific onboard requirements, culture and unique risks and activities.

Ocean Time Marine Super Yacht template can assist yacht owners and the captains of yachts with the implementation of a bespoke mini-ISM as stand-alone system. Solely privately registered yachts can also benefit from an affective and well-maintained mini ISM.

The Ocean Time Marine SMS template will provide an operator with the flexibility to develop and tailor its safety system to its operations while complying with regulatory requirements. Responsibility for this is placed firmly on the companies / owner in charge of this vessel operation.

Who uses the SMS template?

Both large and small domestic commercial vessel owners and operators all around the world use the Ocean Time Marine SMS template to manage and their safety management system.

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