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ISM Cell

International Safety Management Cell
The SCI has introduced the Safety Management System by setting up a dedicated International Safety Management (ISM) Cell, which has developed, structured and documented procedures in compliance with the International Management Code for Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (ISM Code), in accordance with the resolution A.788(9) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and SOLAS, Chapter IX.
The SCI has laid the foundation of the Safety Management System (SMS) by recognizing that the cornerstone of good Safety Management is a commitment from the top, coupled with the competence, attitude and motivation of individuals at all levels, that determines the expectations of a good Safety Management System.
The SCI has complied with all the functional requirements of the ISM Code, which includes the Safety, Occupational Health & Environment Protection Policy and Drug & Alcohol Policy.
Implementation of ISM Code for Phase-I and Phase-II Vessels
The SCI has completed the task of compliance through verification, control and certification of the Company & the vessels of Phase-I, well within the deadline of 1st July 1998, as required by the ISM Code.
Similarly, certification of the Company and vessels of Phase-II was completed before the deadline of 1st July 2002.
  • First Document of Compliance (DOC) for Phase-I vessels was obtained on 18th Nov 1997, which was remained renewed subsequently every year , for individual ship-types .
  • First Document of Compliance (DOC) for Phase-II vessels was obtained on 16th March 2001,which has remained renewed subsequently every year, for individual ship-types. 
Presently SCI holds separate Document of Compliance Certificates for individual ship-types as under:
  • Bulk Carriers
  • Oil Tankers, Chemical Tankers & Gas Carriers
  • Passenger Ships
  • Other Cargo Ships
The last Annual DOC Verification of the Company was carried out by the Administration in January 2016, and DOCs were endorsed on 21.01.2016.
The following table indicates the number of ships in the SCI fleet, holding valid Safety Management Certificates (SMCs):
Type of VesselNos
Passenger Ships11
Container Ships5
Offshore Division22 (MSVs 4, ONGC 09, SCI-OSVs 9)
Bulk Carriers17
Oil Tankers35
Research Vessels6
New acquisitions are brought under the SMS, before delivery, with full compliance of the ISM Code.
Towards addressing all emergencies related issues the following 3 nos. remain manned 24 hours a day by the respective superintendents in operating divisions on a rotation basis:
a) Bulk Carriers, Tankers, LPG & LNG vessels – 9819567080
b) OSV’s and MSV’s – 9920895624
c) Liner & Passenger vessels - 9820252867
The achievement of time-bound certifications, was the result of the SCI’s strength of professional experience, planning, training, execution, systematic analysis and quality expertise, which is an asset for any world-class ship operator or owner. The SCI is also in a position to provide such management expertise to other national/international ship operators.
After effectively and dynamically implementing the ISM code within its fleet, the SCI is now looking to benchmark its Safety Management performance with lead players in the International shipping industry.
Contact Details
Capt. C. M. Srivastava
Senior Vice President (ISM & ISPS) / DPA / CSO/MR/MA
Office : +91-22-22772850, +91-22-22026908.
Mobile : 9820311414  
Fax : +91-22-22026917
Email : chandra.srivastava@sci.co.in  
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