According to the requirement of SOLAS convention chapter IX, China has managed to carry out audits and certifications to all the ships and companies that Ism Code applies to. By 1 July 2002, ISM Code applied to all china ships engaged in international voyage.
2. Organization and Responsibility
China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA of Transportation Ministry) as the administration is responsible for verifying compliance with the requirements of the ism code and in charge of audit and certification of safety management system in shipping company and issue DOC. China MSA authorize China Classification Society (CCS) to audit and certificate the safety management system on board ships of China flag engaged in international voyages, which are managed by the company holding a DOC issued by China MSA.
Safety Management Department of China MSA
Article 1 In accordance with relevant regulations,the Procedures are formulated with a view to regulating entrusted audit and certification for foreign-related shipping companies (hereinafter referred to as shipping companies)...[more]