And also on International Ship Security Certificated (ISSC) (except Japanese flag vessels )
Class NK issues Technical Information TEC- 0870 regarding Change on the Renewal method of Safety Management Certificate (SMC) and International Ship Security Certificated (ISSC) (except Japanese flag vessels )as follows:
The revision of the ISM Code which came into effect on 1 July 2010 made it possible to extend the validity of existing SMC for 5 months by endorsement on it. ClassNK has revised the form of SMC to be issued on or after 1 July 2010 accordingly to include the column of endorsement for part B 13.13 of the ISM Code.
Previously, ClassNK has been issuing short-term SMC valid for 5 months at completion of Renewal audit in the same way at Initial audit or Additional audit. As some of the ships which possess new form SMC are being into the range for renewal, the “Rules for the Audit and Registration of Safety Management Systems” has been revised in order to make it possible to extend the validity of existing SMC for 5 months by the attending auditor’s endorsement on it and a new full-term Certificate will be issued within the extended period.
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