Hudson Steamship Completes ISM Audit
Hudson Steamship Co. Ltd. has successfully completed the final audit for the International Safety Management (ISM) Code for the safe operation of ships and for pollution management.
Brighton, U.K.-based Hudson claims to be one of the world's first shipmanagement companies to achieve full compliance with the terms ofthe Code, which was passed for adoption by the IMO Assembly last November. Capt. Frank Davies, Hudson's managing director, was presented with the Document of Compliance by executives of the auditing body Bureau Veritas Classification Society, at a recent reception. At last report, Bureau Veritas was inspecting the managed fleet prior to issuing Safety Management Certificates to each vessel, in recognition of meeting the international standards for systems underlying the safe management and operation of ships and for pollution prevention. In 1991, Hudson, a member of the Norwegian Mosvold Shipping AS Group, became one of the world's first shipmanagement companies to achieve ISO 9002 and BS5750 certification for ship management and operation.