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Tanker Management Self Assessment 2 (TMSA2).

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Version 2. TMSA encourages ship operators to achieve high standards of ship management and continuous improvement, providing guidance on OCIMF's view of industry best practice.

 

PUBLISHED DATE: JULY 2008
No. OF PAGES: 92 

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The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has been in the forefront of the drive to implement a common vessel inspection process through the introduction of the Ship Inspection Report Exchange (SIRE) system. This system promotes a uniformly high standard of common inspections. Member companies can then use the results within their own vetting systems.

The management and operation of vessels within a culture of safety and environmental excellence was formalised with the introduction of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code. This Code requires vessel operators to implement a safety management system that will help them to achieve incident-free operations. However, there is a clear distinction between the standards of those vessel operators that embrace the spirit of the ISM code and those that aim to fulfil only its minimum requirements. This variability may result in a charterer with due-diligence concerns having to assess the operational standards of individual vessel operators.

OCIMF's Tanker Management and Self Assessment (TMSA) programme was introduced in 2004 as a tool to help vessel operators assess, measure and improve their management systems. This second edition of the publication provides an update that builds on operators' experience with TMSA and feedback from the industry. Significantly, the scope has been expanded to encompass all tank vessel operators, including those managing coastal vessels and barges.

The programme encourages vessel operators to assess their safety management systems against listed key performance indicators and provides best practice guidance. Best practice is an effective way to minimise the possibility of problems reoccurring. It creates opportunities and optimises performance in crucial areas such as safety and environmental excellence. Companies should aim to transfer best practices across their fleet through the consistent application of improved processes and procedures.

Vessel operators can conduct and regularly review their TMSA assessments online at www.ocimf-tmsa.com

ISBN 10: 1905331231 ISBN 13: 9781905331239

Pages: 92 

Purpose and scope

Part one The quality system (TMSA) and guidelines

Part two Application of the guidelines and implementation

Part three The 12 elements of the TMSA guidelines

Element 1 – Management, leadership and accountability

Element 2 – Recruitment and management of shore – based personnel

Element 3 – Recruitment and management of vessel personnel

Element 4 Reliability and maintenance standards

Element 5 – Navigational safety

Element 6 – Cargo, ballast and mooring operations

Element 7 – Management of change

Element 8 – Incident investigation and analysis

Element 9 – Safety management

Element 10 Environmental management

Element 11 – Emergency preparedness and contingency planning

Element 12 – Measurement, analysis and improvement

Part four Glossary of key terms and phrases 

 

Title: Tanker Management Self Assessment 2 (TMSA2).
Subtitle: A best practice guide for vessel operations
Number of Volumes: 1
Edition: Second
Number of Pages: 92
Product Code: 4375
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-905331-23-9 (9781905331239), ISBN 10: 1-905331-23-1 (1905331231)
Published Date: July 2008
Binding Format: Hardback Spiro
Book Height: 300 mm
Book Width: 210 mm
Book Spine: 10 mm
Weight: 0.50 kg

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