The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has launched the third edition of its Tanker Management and Self Assessment (TMSA) programme and book. Widely used since 2004, the latest edition adopts the same familiar document structure as previous TMSA editions, but has been updated to provide clarity of wording, improve consistency of language, make conducting the self assessment easier and to promote continuous improvement.
New in this third edition we have:
• Expanded best practice guidance to complement the KPIs.
• Revised best practice guidance to remove ambiguity and duplication.
• Streamlined and merged elements to improve consistency and make conducting the self-assessment easier.
• Removed the option to mark KPIs as not applicable.
• Introduced updated industry legislative requirements, including the Manila Amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006, the Polar Code and the Ballast Water Management Convention.
• Revised Element 6 and 6A – Cargo, Ballast, Tank Cleaning, Bunkering, Mooring and Anchoring Operations, with additional KPIs and best practice guidance.
• Revised Element 10 – Environmental and Energy Management (previously Environmental Management) incorporating the OCIMF Energy Efficiency and Fuel Management paper that was a supplement to TMSA2.
• Added a new element; Element 13 – Maritime Security
TMSA 3 puts a focus on security issues faced by tanker vessels.
Elements 7 and 13 require every maritime company to have in place cyber security plans that consider the cybersecurity needs of vessels, on shore premises and the communication between them.
More specifically the cyber security plan should address cyber threats and mitigation measures, incident response procedures, management of change and risk assessments.
Aspida’s cybersecurity consultants can assist shipmanagers to update their Cyber security plans to address and mitigate all cyber related risks efficiently while gaining market preference.