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Module 4. Designated Person


Module 4 contains the requirements of clause 4, ISM Code:

To ensure the safe operation of each ship and to provide a link between the Company and those on board, every Company, as appropriate, should designate a person or persons ashore having direct access to the highest level of management. The responsibility and authority of the designated person or persons should include monitoring the safety and pollution-prevention aspects of the operation of each ship and ensuring that adequate resources and shore-based support are applied, as required.

An example of paragraph 4 of the Safety Management Manual is presented below:



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This year’s Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC), running from 1 September until 30 November 2024, prioritizes seafarers’ basic rights on board ships, and will be carried out on the topic of crew wages and Seafarer Employment Agreements (SEAs) under MLC.

The Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (HKC) will finally enter into force on 26 June 2025.
BIMCO published a revised ship management agreement, “SHIPMAN 2024”, following a two-year review process involving input from shipowners, managers, P&I clubs and insurance and legal experts.
International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is the global trade association for shipowners and operators.

Paris MoU has published guidelines to provide guidance for the harmonized reporting and follow up of ISM deficiencies in the scope of a PSC inspection, for the Port State Control Officers (PSCOs).

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