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Discuss the Impact of the Ism Code on the Jamaica's Ship Registry

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DISCUSS THE IMPACT OF THE ISM CODE ON THE JAAMAICA'S SHIP REGISTRY

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ISM CODE

Throughout the late 1980's into the early 1990's there was a series of major high profile

maritime accidents. The shipping industry realized that they were operating in an unsafe

environment, prone to accidents and ship related pollution and in an effort to improve the

environment, the stakeholders focused on improving the hardware of the vessels e.g. the

construction of the ships and their hardware. However, after much investigation it was

concluded by researchers that the common factor in the majority of maritime accidents

and ship related pollution was human error or the human element. The human element

affects areas such as maritime safety, security and marine environmental protection

which involves the entire spectrum of human activities performed by ships' crews, shore

based management, regulatory bodies and others.

The "Human Element in Shipping Causalities" report states that the human element was

found to be causative in over 90 percent of collisions and groundings and over 75 percent

of contacts and fire/explosions. In an attempt to address the issue of the human factor

being the dominant contributor to these accidents regional, national and even individual

solutions were found. The

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