A vessel incident is including casualties and environmental pollution has increased recently. Safety management system for a vessel is an important issue in marine fields. Furthermore, it is necessary that Safety management system should be organized because incident of Tanker is badly damaged than the others.
International Safety Management Code(ISM code) has been introduced to marine fields by IMO. And, there are several inspection tools such as Flag state control, Port State control and class survey to assess the safety management system if it is working well.
However, these inspection tools are inadequate for tankers because they have special structures and are applied to special regulations for carrying special cargo.
So, Oil Major which is a special inspection tool for tanker was conducted by OCIMF. And since TMSA was introduced in 2004, Oil Major Vetting system was operated.
Oil Major Vetting system is consisted of Oil Major inspection for vessel, inspection of SIRE/CDI report, Terminal inspection, TMSA and so on. The goal of this system is to reduce incidents of tankers and improve safety management system for tanker for using continual risk managements including identifying risk, risk assessment and corrective (preventive) actions. Analysis of past marine incidents for the tanker and inspection report about 5 years, this system has contributed to the improvement of safe management system. There are several methods for improvement of safety system such as continuous management of non-conformities, encouraging a positive action including preventive activities for continual improvement of safety system, safety management and sharing the report.
As a tool on marine risk assessment fields, incidents would be reduced and improving safety management system for tankers.