Ασφάλεια στη θάλασσα: κόστη και οφέλη του ISM Code
Σαατσάκη, Βαλεντίνη Ι.
SubjectΝαυτιλία -- Μέτρα ασφαλείας ; Ναυτιλία -- Δίκαιο και νομοθεσία ; Θαλάσσιες μεταφορές -- Μέτρα ασφαλείας
This thesis discusses the contribution of the mandatory ISM Code on maritime safety and pollution prevention for quality management in shipping companies. The reduction of accidents at sea is the main purpose of the IMO, which operates in cooperation with the Governments in the area of regulations and practices relating to technical matters of all kinds affecting shipping globally. Also encouraging the adoption of higher standards of safety and efficiency of navigation and pollution prevention as well as compensation of naval requirements are objectives of IMO. This international management standard was adopted by the IMO (International Maritime Organization) in November 1993 to introduce the importance of human factors and safety regulations for commercial vessels worldwide, including requirements for their managing companies. The decision on the enforcement of the ISM Code has caused great inconvenience to all parties involved: the administrations flags, insurance associations, shipping companies themselves, etc. This is due to the inadequate level of preparedness of those responsible for its implementation, the wrong policing ways and the consequences of non-compliance in this area. So this thesis decided to deal with maritime security through the ISM CODE since it is a globally important measure to deal with maritime accidents. But how does it work? Is it effective? True view of some researchers that the problem is not technical but economic eventually?