The international shipping community is faced with the need to demonstrate formalized quality, safety and environmental management both on board ships and in the office. In general, this is in accordance with the ISM code and ISO standards, but also often accomplished by developing customized approaches.
Members of Martin & Ottaway have been involved in the formulation of many of these regulations and can assist the ship owner in the process of setting up the proper management systems.
Particularly with regard to environmental compliance, Martin & Ottaway is a world leading authority, with unrivaled depth of experience in human factors application, technology application, criminal prosecution investigations, training and implementation methodologies and regulatory compliance for dozens of shipowners and various governmental organizations.
Services include sending a team into the ship owner’s office and aboard representative vessels to ensure that the system saturation is sufficient to meet the appropriate standard and, if necessary, to fine-tune the operating system, including development of custom implementation methods and training seminars.
The firm has provided extensive assistance with the formulation and implementation of court ordered environmental compliance plans.
Qualified Individual Service:
The firm provides “Qualified Individual” services to vessel operators in order to comply with the requirements of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90), as well as other international and state regulations.
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