02. Quality management
– ISM, international management for the safe operation of ships and the prevention of contamination (International Safety Management). The ISM code focuses on safety and management objectives and requires a Safety Management System (SMS), which has to be provided by the shipping company.
– DOC (Documents of Compliance), conformity documentation that describes how the shipping company has assured that a ship and its crew are checked to ensure compliance with requirements relating to safety and the environment imposed by the flag state.