Tanker Management and Self Assessment 3 (TMSA3) - A Best Practice Guide
This Guide aids tanker vessel operators in achieving high standards of ship management and safety. A useful complement to IMO Conventions and Codes, this third edition has been updated to reflect current legislation and emerging issues. It incorporates feedback from companies and users of previous editions of TMSA, as well as providing guidance on OCIMF’s view of industry best practice.
The streamlining of elements ensures consistency and straightforwardness in the self assessment process. The Environmental and Energy Management Element has also been revised to incorporate the OCIMF Energy Efficiency and Fuel Management paper that was a supplement to TMSA2.
In addition to the print format, the TMSA programme includes an online tool for recording self assessment, providing ship operators with an interactive and constantly evolving platform to monitor and improve their performance.
The OCIMF Tanker Management and Self Assessment (TMSA) programme consists of a book, a matching online tool for recording the self assessment and a database for sharing reports. In February 2017 TMSA was integrated into the Ship Inspection Report Programme (SIRE).
The TMSA programme complements IMO Conventions, Codes and Circulars and is intended to encourage self-regulation and promote continuous improvement to enhance the safety of merchant shipping. Implementation of IMO Conventions, Codes and Circulars is achieved by companies establishing an effective safety management system (SMS), covering both ship and shore management processes. An effective SMS is also required for companies to achieve HSSE excellence.
The TMSA encourages companies to assess their own SMS against set key performance indicators (KPIs) and provides a minimum expectation (level 1) and three further levels of increasing best practice guidance, which a company may wish to apply in their SMS to improve ship management safety performance. Through self assessment, companies are encouraged to use ship management assessment results to develop phased improvement plans that can be applied across their entire fleet and to share their TMSA self assessments with potential charterers using the TMSA database.
The TMSA offers a standard framework for assessment of a company’s SMS. It sets out 13 elements of management practice that are essential for the effective management and operation of vessels. Companies can measure their SMS against the KPIs in each element and decide whether they have achieved a particular level in that element and, therefore, provide a clear, objective picture of performance. Importantly, the levels in the TMSA help the company identify gaps in current performance and areas where performance can be enhanced.
1.2 Continual improvement
1.3 Key performance indicators
1.4 Self assessment process
1.5 Verification process
1.6 Submitting reports
Section two The TMSA elements
1 Management, Leadership and Accountability
1A Developing and Maintaining a Safety Management System
Element two Recruitment and Management of Shore-Based Personnel
3 Recruitment and Management of Vessel Personnel
3A Wellbeing of Vessel Personnel
4 Vessel Reliability and Maintenance
4A Vessel Reliability and Maintenance (Critical Equipment)
Element five Navigational Safety
6 Cargo, Ballast, Tank Cleaning and Bunkering Operations
6A Mooring and Anchoring Operations
Element seven Management of Change
Element eight Incident Reporting, Investigation and Analysis
9 Safety Management – Shore-Based Monitoring
9A Safety Management – Fleet Monitoring
Element ten Environmental and Energy Management
Element eleven Emergency Preparedness and Contingency Planning
12 Measurement, Analysis and Improvement – Inspections
12A Measurement, Analysis and Improvement – Audits
Element thirteen Maritime Security
- Number of Pages:
- Published Date:
- April 2017
- Binding Format:
- Hardback Spiro
- Book Height:
- 300 mm
- Book Width:
- 235 mm
- 0.8 kg
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