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1.2 STRUCTURE OF THE GARD GUIDANCE TO MASTERS
This publication is structured in such a way as to enable the Master to find an easy path to the different aspects of ship operations and claims that may arise. The guidance provided focuses on areas such as
Loss prevention is advice on how to prevent
The purpose of loss prevention is to
P&I response contains advice on how to
Hull and Machinery insurance advice deals with how to
Where the ISM Code or the SMS is referred to and the vessel concerned is not required to have a SMS, it is recommended that equivalent operating standards be applied.
Where the ISPS Code or the SSP is referred to and the ship concerned is not required to have a SSP, it is recommended that equivalent security measures be maintained.
By applying the principles contained in this guidance – unless circumstances
require an alternative approach – the Master and his/her officers will
hopefully find the Gard Guidance to Masters a useful tool in supporting
and maintaining the SMS of the Company and vessel, and the SSP of the vessel.