independent superyacht

management support

DOCUMENTATIONWe will work closely with the crew to produce the following mandatory documentation:

  • Safety Management Systems

    This will contain the policies, procedures, instructions and guidelines required to operate your yacht in accordance with the International Safety Management (ISM) Code or the “Mini-ISM” contained in the Large Yacht Code.


    Key contents:

    • Crew recruitment, responsibilities, duties and training.
    • Shipboard procedures for safe and pollution - free operation.
    • Preparations for responding to emergencies.
    • Maintenance procedures
    • Investigation and analysis of Safety – related incident.
  • Ship Security Plan

    We are qualified to carry out a ship security assessment, including an ”On-Scene” survey, and to produce a ship security plan that will comply with the requirements of the International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) code.


    Key contents:

    • Procedures for access control and security monitoring.
    • Procedures for dealing with breaches of security.
    • Security responsibilities, duties lines of communication and training.
  • Safety (SOLAS) Training Manuals

    We produce customised manuals, in accordance with the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention requirements, to support crew training with Life Saving Equipment, Fire Fighting Apparatus and other safety arrangements on board. We will also provide assistance with producing training videos.


    Key contents:

    • Crew Safety Induction
    • Sea Survival techniques and the operation of Life Saving Equipment.
    • The operation of fire fighting apparatus and techniques for preventing, containing and extinguishing fires.
  • Emergency Procedures

    Both the Safety Management Manual and Ship Security Plan will contain several emergency procedures to deal with the potential threats to safety and security. We can also provide assistance to produce two SOLAS required ship-specific documents for EMERGENCY TOWING PROCEDURES and RECOVERY OF PERSONS FROM THE WATER.


    Emergency towing procedures - Key contents:

    • Deck drawings of towing arrangements.
    • Inventory of equipment.
    • Communications methods.
    • Procedures for preparation and conducting emergency towing operations.


    Recovery of persons from the water – Key contents:

    • Risk assessments for recovery operations.
    • Preparation and manoeuvring procedures.
    • Recovery methods and casualty management.
  • “Marpol” Documentation

    Three requirements of the Maritime Pollution Convention (MARPOL) are that commercial and private yachts should take steps to avoid pollution by oil spillage and garbage, and manage their energy efficiency. To help achieve this, yachts of 400 GT and above must carry a Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (SOPEP) and Ships Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP). Yachts carrying 15 or more persons must have a Garbage Management Plan (GMP).


    SOPEP Key contents:

    • Procedures for reporting spillages.
    • Actions in case of operational and accidental oil spills.


    SEEMP Key contents:

    • Procedures for planning, implementing and monitoring energy efficiency measures.
    • Procedures for self-evaluation and improvement.


    GMP Key contents:

    • Procedures for reducing, processing, storing and disposing of garbage.
    • Crew training with Garbage Management.
  • Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006)

    For commercially operated yachts of 24 metres and above to comply, the employer must document how they will provide the necessary seafarers living and working conditions. We will assist with this by producing a Document of Maritime Labour Compliance (DMLC) to meet the standards required by the Flag State.


    DMLC - key contents:

    • Seafarers Employment Agreements.
    • Procedures for the recruitment, training and Health & Safety of Seafarers.
    • On board complaints procedue
  • Planned Maintenance Manuals

    While it is important for the crew to know what actions to take and how to operate equipment, they must also have a good understanding of Maintenance routines. We will provide assistance to produce ship specific inspection, testing and maintenance routines for:

    • Life Saving Equipment.
    • Fire Fighting and detection equipment.
    • Standby and critical equipment.
    • Lifting Gear.
  • Quality Management System

    We will assist with the development of a Quality Management System (QMS) to provide an oversight of the required standards to be implemented by the crew, sub-contractors and shipyards.


    QMS Key contents:

    • Quality policy.
    • Identifying the expectations of the owner and guests.
    • Procedures for quality service and maintenance of owner’s property.
    • Procedures for review and quality improvement.

independent superyacht management support