1 A Document of Compliance shall be issued to
every company which complies with the requirements of the International Safety Management Code. This document shall be
issued by the Administration, by an organization recognized by the
Administration, or at the request of the Administration by another
2 A copy of the Document of Compliance shall be
kept on board the ship in order that the master can produce it on
request for verification.
3 A Certificate, called a Safety Management Certificate,
shall be issued to every ship by the Administration or an organization
recognized by the Administration. The Administration or organization
recognized by it shall, before issuing the Safety Management Certificate,
verify that the company and its shipboard management operate in accordance
with the approved safety-management system.