TMSA. Lars Mossberg, Marinvest Daniel Backman, Sirius. Contribution from: OCIMF, Intertanko, IMT. History. Background to TMSA - Owners view 1991 Ad Hoc Working Group on Vetting Ship Inspections Chairman Hans Laurin 1993 Introduction of SIRE 1994 Vetting Committee formed (open)
Contribution from: OCIMF, Intertanko, IMT
Background to TMSA - Owners view
1991 Ad Hoc Working Group on Vetting Ship Inspections Chairman Hans Laurin
1993 Introduction of SIRE
1994 Vetting Committee formed (open)
1997 VIQ, VPQ
1998 Chairman Lars Mossberg
2000 Reformed Vetting committee – about 20 participants Vetting seminars, HVPQ, HVIQ
2003 Introduction of TMSA
OCIMF describe it as follows:
1. “The programme encourages ship operators to assess their safety management systems against listed performance indicators.”
2. “The Tanker Management and Self Assessment (TMSA) programme provides ship operators with a means to improve and measure their own management systems.
3.“The results from these assessments can then be used to develop an improvement plan, using the stages of attainment described in the programme, to achieve safety and environmental excellence”
It builds on the foundations of the ISM Code.
Key elements: Tanker operators audit their own operational, safety, quality, environmental procedures to demonstrate continuous improvement.
12 elements each with 4 levels of self assessment levels:‘1’ being the lowest and ‘4’ the highest.
Ships on charter to the oil companies will be monitored. (Terminals, Port state controls, Sire inspections)
Discrepancies between the owners self assessment level and the oil companies’ assessment of voyage and charter performance recorded.
Discrepancies are likely to be investigated.
The wider the discrepancy, the greater the possibility of an investigation
- Even if self rated level 4 in “all” elements:
INTERTANKO supports the bold initiative of Tanker Management and Self-Assessment (TMSA) programme that both enhances and promotes quality within the shipping industry
INTERTANKO believes that the TMSA system reflects a level of recognition of the existing high quality standards that currently exist within the tanker sector and indicates an encouraging level of trust towards the quality tanker owner.
INTERTANKO further believes that the system of self assessment can be relied upon to be successful and assist in the reduction of multiple inspections.
Formed a TMSA Working Group:
“Change management” or “management of change” refers to a broad spectrum of changes within a company or onboard a ship, and the company’s policy and procedures for approving, implementing and monitoring the progress of these changes.
All management of change processes include levels of authorisation, duties and responsibilities; this must be determined for each proposed change. Careful monitoring and reporting, relevant to the significance of the change must also be carried out to see if the progress and targets set are being met, and if necessary revised.
Documentary evidence for this process should be available for all significant changes. Significant changes ashore may affect more than one department in the organisation, or may affect the certification status of the organisation. Significant changes onboard may affect more than one critical system onboard or affect the certification status of the ship.”
“The information contained herein is provided to the best of owner’s/manager’s knowledge and in good faith, however, the accuracy of the information is not guaranteed either expressly or by implication and owners/managers exclude liability for any errors or omissions whether caused negligently or otherwise.”