The International Safety Management (ISM) Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention aims to ensure safety at inland waterways and estuaries, prevention of human injury or loss of life, and avoidance of damage to the environment, particularly the marine environment, and to the property. Company needs to create and execute: structured, documented system enabling the personnel to implement effectively the Company safety and environmental protection policy-Safety Management System (SMS)
ISM provides an international standard for the safe management and operation of ships and for pollution prevention. Its objectives are ensuring safety at sea, preventing human injury and fatalities and avoiding damage to the environment.
Auditors specialized in inland navigation vessels are available.