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The ISM Code: A Practical Guide to the Legal and Insurance Implications

3rd Edition

By Phil Anderson

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408 pages

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The ISM Code has been mandatory for almost every commercial vessel in the world for more than a decade and nearly two decades for high risk vessels, yet there is very little case law in this area. Consequently, there remains a great deal of confusion about the potential legal and insurance implications of the Code.

This third edition represents a major re-write and addresses significant amendments that were made to the ISM Code on 1st July 2010 and 1st January 2015.

This book provides practitioners with a practical overview of, and much needed guidance on, the potential implications of failing to implement the requirements of the Code. It will be hugely valuable to DPAs, managers of ship operating companies, ship masters, maritime lawyers and insurance claims staff.


"The Third Edition of this book highlights how many of those developments [of ISM Code] and provides practical guidance on their respective relevance to compliance with the ISM Code requirements and the potential legal consequences of failing to comply. The book should be read by everyone involved in operating ships, whether ashore or onboard, as well as those involved in providing marine insurance. It will also be of interest and value to other stakeholders, such as those working within Administrations, Recognised Organisations, Port State Control and similar interested parties."

Koji Sekimizu previous Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction and Underlying Principles Chapter 2. Key Players Chapter 3. Compliance Requirements and their Legal Implications Chapter 4. Conclusion

About the Author

Professor Phil Anderson is widely recognised as one of the world's leading authorities on the ISM Code and marine safety management, and he combines extensive experience as a Master Mariner, a P&I insurance practitioner, an Expert Witness and consultant and as a distinguished academic.

About the Series

Lloyd's Practical Shipping Guides

Our practical guides focus on the latest developments in the key sectors of the maritime industry, from port management to the carriage of goods by sea, and are designed as day-to-day manuals for busy ship and shore-based maritime professionals.

These indispensable titles deal with commercial shipping practice, operation, logistics and management, and are filled with useful case studies and applied examples of the sector under discussion.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Maritime