HSQE Systems Consultancy

Marine Management Services

The constant improvement of operational excellence through safety, energy efficiency and environmental clauses seems to be the price the Companies must pay for continuing their presence in the ‘Sailing Commerce’ within the 21st century. It is evident that the market is putting pressure  on the ship operators to establish continuous evaluation of their operations performance related to the ‘hot trends’ of safety and environmental issues. Our Marine Management branch has been providing support to many leading ship management companies while gaining significant experience in the development and implementation of Management Systems and assurance schemes in accordance with the following:

  • ISM and ISPS Codes
  • TMSA requirements
  • Rightship requirements
  • ISO 9001, 14001 & 50001 standards
  • OHSAS 18001 standard

Our firm has developed intelligent, easily-applied methodologies which yield credible results while providing substantial assistance without demanding significant increase of workload for the vessel’s and Company’s personnel.


Alpha Marine Consulting Ltd. has gained significant experience in the development and implementation of Management Systems in accordance with the ISM and ISPS Codes. The basic actions related to this field are stipulated below:

  • Review on a continuous basis of Company’s Management Systems. Areas in need of revisions are identified and existing procedures are updated to new regulatory or industry standards.
  • Preparation and distribution of Safety Circulars / Bulletins.
  • Follow up and analysis of all external and internal audits, non conformities, near misses, incident reports, etc. – identification of trends – proposal for corrective actions and ways of implementation.
  • Preparation of Management Reviews and follow up of action plans deriving from Management Reviews. Preparation of statistics, realignment of KPIs / targets, etc.
  • Follow up of the Risk Assessment program.
  • Organization of the Company’s annual table-top exercise.


TMSA & Rightship

The challenge of the ship-owners and operators to meet the highest standards and improve their management systems incurs specific procedures and special know-how for demonstrating strong commitment to safety and environmental excellence. Our company through its experienced personnel could cover and assist with the following fields:

  • Gap Analysis of existing Management Systems vs. TMSA or Rightship requirements.
  • Safety Alerts and Health awareness campaigns.
  • Proactive measures vis-à-vis future operational trends and industry’s requirements.
  • Identification of Industry Best Practices and proposals for shipping companies.
  • Lessons learnt arising from investigations into marine incidents, etc.
  • Preparation and training for office and vessels’ vetting by Oil Majors.
  • Support during office audits by Oil Majors, Rightship and other Company’s customers.
  • Analysis of vetting reports and PSC inspections, identification of trends and preparation of responses to Oil Majors and Rightship. Proposals for corrective / preventive actions.
  • Analysis of navigational deficiencies – identification of trends. Proposals for corrective / preventive actions.
  • Preparation of submissions and changes of TMSA to OCIMF database.
  • Incidents investigation.
  • Monitoring – benchmarking of Company’s KPIs based on Industry sources and Oil Majors’ requirements. Benchmarking of Company’s performance regarding LTIF, TRCF, PSC, etc. against similar Companies.
  • Consultation for the issuance of quarterly Safety Bulletins and the Company’s Annual Report regarding fleet profile, improvements, statistics, trends, analysis of incidents, benchmarking, best practices identified, etc. as per TMSA requirements.
  • A model presentation with the most favorable statistics and results of Company’s safety and environmental activities for introduction during an Oil Major meeting.
  • Behavioral-based tools for enhancing safety awareness and behavior.
  • Preparation of Company’s Best Practices database.

Navigational Audits

The Company can conduct worldwide real-time navigational audits with the purpose of checking the general navigation competence onboard a vessel. Navigational audits are carried out to verify safety of navigation, ensure effective and consistent application of navigational practices and bridge procedures in accordance with regulatory and industry requirements. The audit process consists as a minimum of the following elements

  • Navigational Administration and procedures
  • Passage Planning and applicable procedures
  • Bridge Records, associated checklists and entries
  • Bridge Team Management
  • Bridge Team – Pilot interface
  • Nautical Charts, Publications and Chart corrections
  • Notices to Mariners (NTM) and Tracings
  • Navigation Officer duties and responsibilities
  • Watch-keeping Officer duties and responsibilities
  • Navigational instruments and Bridge Equipment – ECDIS
  • Mooring Operations (TMSA Element 6A)
  • Identification of Best Practices – relevant proposals

Audits are conducted by qualified persons with experience, knowledge and training in today’s navigation procedures and techniques. Our Auditor will:

  • Use checklists / questionnaires as per industry (SIRE/VIQ) and Oil Majors’ standards.
  • Analyze audit results to identify weak areas, training needs and trends.

The audits may be complemented by:

  • Training of bridge team on:
  • Bridge Procedures and Implementation
  • Situational Awareness and Voyage Monitoring
  • Navigation under Critical Situation
  • Risk Assessment related to Navigational Safety and Passage Planning
  • Passage Planning Details and Implementation
  • Human Element (Stress, Complacency and Distraction)
  • Mariner’s Fatigue and Error Chains
  • Communication
  • Pilot/ Bridge Team Integration
  • Teamwork Management
  • Chart corrections and Log Book Entries
  • Navigation-related drills

Verification of rectification of any deficiencies noted during vetting, PSC inspections, etc. The service is provided during real time navigation, in accordance with TMSA2, Element 5. Detailed reports are provided reflecting the navigational practices based on the client’s procedures and applicable requirements.

Confidentiality: All documents and information given in connection to the audit will be treated as confidential and shall not be used for any other purpose other than that for which they have been provided.

Energy Audits

Environmental protection has become one of the paramount factors in the shipping industry while most of the International and Recognized Organizations are pushing towards this direction. In addition, rising fuel costs, which account for between 35% and 65% of a ship’s total operational cost, are setting the framework for establishing energy efficient fleets that will comply with the best performance monitoring practices. In this context, the Company has enrolled Energy Audits as part of its Environmental Management Services, in order to provide our clients with ship-specific proposals regarding energy saving, based on proven calculations and shipboard measurements.

Areas concerned

  • Energy audits are focusing on the identification of energy saving potentials of shipboard systems and machinery through the assessment of the vessels’ operational patterns, consumption characteristics of the main energy consuming machinery and crew operational practices.
  • Energy saving potentials are evaluated from a technical and economic point of view (cost-benefit analysis).
  • Findings and proposals are gathered in one detailed and holistic investigation report which defines the course of actions to be taken for achieving enhanced operational fuel efficiency


  • Optimization of fuel consumption
  • Reducing vessels’ operational costs
  • Enhancing operational performance
  • Establishing energy efficiency practices in compliance with ISO 14001, TMSA requirements
  • Reducing impact on the environment

Our Company has conducted more than 25 Energy Audits on various ship types, such as Tankers, Bulk Carriers, Container Vessels and Car Carriers


It is evident that the people of an organization are its most valuable asset. Training is the most effective way to ensure that key personnel will keep abreast of developments and remain up-to-date with the industry’s standards and requirements. Specialized training services structured according to modules defined by the IMO or other international bodies are provided by Alpha Marine Consulting Turkey in the following fields:

  • Avoidance of Magic pipe cases in USA and other areas – Environmental Compliance Plan (ECP)
  • Company Security Officer & ISPS Code
  • Critical Equipment – The TMSA Requirements Related to Critical Equipment
  • DPA – Responsibilities and Qualifications
  • Emergency Procedures and Response
  • Garbage Management Plan (GMP)
  • HSQE Management System Implementation
  • Ice Navigation
  • Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis
  • ISM Implementation & ISM Internal Auditor
  • ISO 9001 Implementation & Internal Auditor
  • ISO 14001 Implementation & Internal Auditor
  • ISO 50001 Implementation & Internal Auditor
  • Management of Change
  • Management of Resources and Personnel
  • Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006)
  • Maritime Security Awareness – ISPS Code
  • MARPOL Training
  • Media Response Training
  • Navigation Procedures
  • Near Misses Identification & Handling
  • OHSAS 18001 Implementation & Internal Auditor
  • Oil Record Book Part I
  • Port Facility Security Officer
  • Risk Assessment & Risk Management
  • Safety Programs / Initiatives – Behavioral Based Safety
  • Ship Energy Efficiency Management (SEEMP)
  • STCW 2010 Amendments and Implementation
  • STS Oil Transfer Operations
  • TMSA Awareness – The Oil Majors Perspectives
  • Vetting Inspections (Tankers) – as per VIQ / SIRE Requirements
  • Vetting Inspections (Bulkers) – as per Rightship Requirements
  • VGP – Awareness and Training
  • VOC Management Plan
  • Work Permits – Hot work, Enclosed Space Entry, etc.

We are also able to provide tailor made training to your staff at your office premises in line with any specific requirements you may have...