#General "General"


A management system is a framework of policies, processes and procedures to ensure a fulfilment of all tasks required to achieve certain objectives in a company. Typical management systems are related to Safety, Security, Quality, Environmental Protection or other topics. Besides performance improvements for your own company, a certification by an independent body will also enhance your company‘s public image to interested parties like customers or governmental institutions.

In combination with our engineering service MARSIG offers a wide range of solutions, from the introduction of management systems, producing and controlling documents, staff training, internal auditing, database monitoring to trouble shooting in case of deficiencies raised by external inspections.


Inventory of Hazardous Material (IHM)

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MARSIG teamed up with an analysis institute and offers the IHM preparation based on the requirements of the „Ship Recycling Regulation” (SRR) of the EU 1257/2013 and IMO Hong Kong Convention 2009.

The services includes a document review, an on board visual/ sampling check and the development and compilation of the IHM. The sampling results (analysis via accredited test laboratory) are incorporated.

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MARSIG also offers a new service for the continuous update of the reports (see EU Reg. 1257/2013). Such update is essential for the Maintenance of the IHM Certificate but might put additional time requirements on a purchasing department of a shipping company and its fleet.

The service is independent from the contractor of the initial IHM report or from the classification society which carried out the onboard certification. It may comprise various Service Levels, from simple database update till comprehensive classification and completion of purchase orders and their accompanying documents. On the wider range of Service Level MARSIG also requests suppliers for necessary documents and clarifies the installation of components on board the vessels.

#Safety_and_Security "Safety and Security"

Safety and Security

MARSIG constantly monitors marine regulations and provides a range of marine consulting services that fully comply with IMO regulations. MARSIG offers marine consultancy for different business segments especially for systems in accordance with the International Safety Management Code (ISM), the International Ship Security Code (ISPS) and other IMO, Flag State and Port State regulations. Using our experience in preparation and maintenance of Safety and Security Management Systems is providing a commercial advantage for our customers considering time and strict compliance with mandatory rules and regulations.

After the introduction and installation of such management system, many of our customers contracted us for annual services to incorporate our expertise permanently. An annual service includes audits on board worldwide, maintenance of the management system considering the ongoing changes in regulations and a compliance service for non-conformities raised during external inspections.

MARSIG employs former marine officers and engineers as auditors who went through external and internal training courses and practised in the respective field before. Over the years MARSIG auditors acquired experiences in all kind of shipping companies and vessels, so to say ‘from split barges to passenger vessels’.

For the tank vessel industry MARSIG introduced a 3rd party inspection and monitoring service considering the specific demands for Tanker Management and Self Assessment (TMSA by OCIMF).

MARSIG is contracted by several owners to maintain a full ISM (>500GT) or a so-called Mini-ISM (>24m & commercial) on board super yachts.

Last but not least, MARSIG ever served as a reliable contact point for safety and security relevant questions for all it's customers.


  • International Safety Management Code (ISM-Code)
  • International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS-Code)
  • Large Yacht Code (MCA and other flag states, super yachts >500GT or Mini ISM)
  • Tanker Management and Self Assessment (TMSA, higher levels)
#MLC "MLC / Health and Occupational Safety"

MLC / Health and Occupational Safety

MARSIG puts a special focus on regulation involving health, occupational safety and living conditions on board and in the marine industry ashore.

Attention is set to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 for the merchant shipping industry. The convention came into force in 2013 and has been updated occasionally. The MLC is stating several requirements for working and living on board, specifying conditions for contracts for seafarers and also prescribes certain rights for seafarers like condition of repatriation, condition of food and catering or the right to complain.

The MARSIG auditor team gives assistance for the documentary evidence regarding MLC compliance in the office of the shipping companies and prepares the MLC introduction on board. Typically certain procedures and standard reporting forms will be included in the Safety Management System. During annual internal audits on board the MLC related items are monitored as well.

MARSIG offers a service to implement health and occupational safety awareness in shore-side marine companies. Addressed customers may include ship chandlers, marine suppliers, wind park operators, diving companies etc. Certain standards are applicable, for example the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS 18001, in preparation as the coming ISO 45001 standard). Senior auditors of the MARSIG team are holding certificates to prepare such a management system, including specific national obligations, as for example the position of a Designated Person for Occupational Safety (Fachkraft für Arbeitssicherheit – German Law).

Basic part of an Occupational Safety and Health Management is a profound risk assessment.


  • Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS 18001- coming ISO 45001)
  • Designated Person for Occupational Safety (German Law - Fachkraft für Arbeitssicherheit)
  • Responsible Person for Dangerous Cargo (German Law – Verantwortlicher für Gefährliche Ladung)
  • Risk Assessment Marine Industry
#QA_Mgmt "Quality Management"

Quality Management

MARSIG offers the introduction of a Quality Management System for companies in the marine industry.

In general, Quality Management Systems are voluntary frameworks which aim to improve the companies handling of customer requirements and enhancing the customer’s business satisfaction.

The certification of a Quality System includes several steps supported by MARSIG:

  • The introduction always starts with a careful analysis of the company’s status quo
  • In the following specification phase, the management system will be customised and introduced to the company’s employees
  • Especially, a Quality Policy, introduced by the company’s management, will lead to procedures and documentation how, for example, the respective company is measuring the quality of its products and services, and how the company is reacting on quality feedback from its customers

To verify the abilities of their quality management, customers eventually undergo a certification by an independent body like MARSIG.

During the last years MARSIG intensified the business in offshore projects. This included the implementation of Quality and Safety management systems for several clients e.g. construction teams, operators of jacking barges and vessels and marine transporters. Employees of MARSIG worked as Health, quality managers and consultants.


  • Quality Management System (ISO 9001 ff.)
#Environmental "Environmental Management"

Environmental Management

Environmental Management Systems aim to ensure that international and national regulations are complied with and, of course that the ecosystem is protected respectively, the environmental impact of the company is reduced and its operating efficiency is increased.

Marine regulations in this aspect are getting more considerable and specific, for example regulations for ballast water, grades of fuel oil, treatment of garbage, sewage, sludge, the use of hazardous materials etc.

Environmental Management Systems are described in the ISO 14001 but many detailed mandatory regulation are taken from MARPOL convention and national special rules.

New special regulations became valid during the last years, for example the Ship Recycling Rules of the European Commission 2013 or the EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting, Verification 2015).

MARSIG is offering a wide range of assistance to introduce Environmental Management Systems. This might be combined with other management systems (quality, safety) and supported by the preparation of plans, tools and booklets from the documentation team.


  • Environmental Management System (ISO 14001)
  • Energy Efficiency Management System (ISO 50001)
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (EMS-NPDES)
  • Ship Recycling Rules (SRR)
  • Integrated Monitoring Solution EU/UK MRV-IMO-DCS-CII-EEOI
  • Biofouling Management Plan (BFMP)
#Engineering "Engineering / Documentation"

Engineering / Documentation

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MARSIG offers the production or recreation of a wide range of plans, booklets and drawings for vessels as per mandatory rules like SOLAS and MARPOL or as required by flag state requirements.

The job is starting with a questionnaire where all relevant data for the document will be inquired. MARSIG negotiates with the approving institute to adapt necessary changes and formats to obtain the approval certificate for the customer.

Following drawings and documents have been produced in the past:

  • Approved MRV Plan according to EU Regulation 2015/757
  • Plan / Procedure for the Recovery of Persons from the Water
  • Approved Ballast Water Management Plan (BWMP)
  • Approved Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (SOPEP)
  • Approved Shipboard Marine Pollution Emergency Plan (SMPEP)
  • Approved Damage Control Plan (DCP)
  • Approved Damage Control Booklet (DCB)
  • Approved Simplified Evacuation Analysis (Passenger Ferries)
  • Approved Fire Control & Life-saving Appliances Plan (Fire & Safety Plan)
  • Approved Polar Water Operational Manual (PWOM)
  • Emergency Towing Booklet (ETB)
  • Garbage Management Plan (GMP)
  • Decision Support Plan (DSP)
  • US National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Manual (NPDES)
  • Fire Operational Booklet (FOB)
  • Fire Training Manual
  • Fuel Oil Change Over Plan (ECA)
  • Sewage Calculation
  • Cargo Securing Manual (CSM)
  • Bulk Cargo Booklet
  • Renewal of old General Arrangement Plans or other technical drawings