• What is considered as Controlled Document?

    All documents used to define or referred to by the Company Management System are considered as controlled documents. These documents are the following: Policy Manual Procedures Manual Fleet Instructions Manual (FIM) Emergency Response Plan (ERP) Forms (Records) Shipboard Oil/ Marine Pollution Emergency Plan (SOPEP/ SMPEP) Vessel Response Plan (VRP) Ship Security Plan (SSP) Ship-to-Ship Transfer Operations Plan (STS) Safety Training Manual Fire Safety Training Manual & Fire Safety Operational Booklet […]

  • What ISM Certificates you require to start a Shipping Company?

    If you are planning to open a shipping company with merchant ships to ply on international waters for export and import of cargo, one of the first thing to be eligible to do this business is to comply with International Management code for safe operation of ship and pollution prevention . International Safety Management Code is a set of guidelines for shipping companies and its employees, both on ship and […]


    Shall a vessel have an approved SOPEP (Shipboard oil pollution emergency plan) or SMPEP (Shipboard marine pollution emergency plan) onb? This is a rather common question even from experienced DPAs. As per Annex I, Regulation 37, par.1 of MARPOL:   Every oil tanker of 150 gross tonnage and above and every ship other than an oil tanker of 400 gross tonnage and above shall carry on board a shipboard oil […]

  • SOPEP contact points

    As per regulation 37 of MARPOL Annex I, it requires that the Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (SOPEP) shall contain a list of authorities or persons to be contacted in the event of a pollution incident involving such substances. Requirements for oil pollution emergency plans and relevant oil pollution reporting procedures are also contained in Articles 3 and 4 of the 1990 OPRC Convention. This information is also provided to […]

  • Shell Resilience Program

    SHELL Resilience program provides seafarers with those soft skils required for them to easily “bounce back” when adverse situations arise; a holistic approach which is weighting physical, mental and spiritual health of seafarers. Shell Resilience-Maritime-Ktenas Panagiotis by Institute for Global Maritime Studies Greek Chapter on Scribd Note: Explanation to these terms or any ideas presented in are for reference only. Site as legal entity or/and author of each respective […]

  • Maritime Security Management Manual

    Maritime Security Management by Mr. Spyros Kyriakakis