We assist companies in meeting the requirements found in the International Safety Management (ISM) Code (Regulation 2.2.2), which requires Companies and Flag States to ensure that each ship is appropriately manned in order to encompass all aspects of maintaining safe operation on board referring to the Principles of Minimum Safe Manning, adopted by the Organization [IMO] by resolution A. 1047(27).
The objectives of the Principles of Minimum Safe Manning Guidelines are to ensure that a ship is sufficiently, effectively and efficiently manned to provide safety and security of the ship, safe navigation and operations at sea, safe operations in port, prevention of human injury or loss of life, the avoidance of damage to the marine environment and to property, and to ensure that welfare and health of seafarers through the avoidance of fatigue.
In order to meet these requirements we use an Assessment Model to identify the minimum safe manning for a vessel that conforms with the IMO Principles of Safe Manning. Our system employs a computer simulation model (Quantitative Analysis (QA) technique) appropriate for the vessel type, service, routes, traffic areas, degree of automation, maintenance support (Ship and Shore) with STCW requirements to evaluate crew size. The computer model is based on three U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center projects designed to determine a Crew Size.
The results of the computer model simulation assessments are presented in easy to read graphs and are validated against actual STCW rest hour (work hour) records using random sampling techniques typical of for statistical analysis.
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