The ISM Code in its mandatory form was adopted in 1993 by resolution A.741(18) and entered into force on 1 July 1998. Since then, revised Guidelines were adopted by resolution A.913(22) in 2001, and subsequently by resolution A.1022(26) , adopted in December 2009, resolution A.1071(28) in December 2013, and revised Guidelines adopted by resolution A.1118(30) with effect from 6 December 2017.
- MSC.104(73) – effective from 1 July 2002
- MSC.179(79) – effective from 1 July 2006.
- MSC.195(80) – effective from 1 January 2009.
- MSC.273(85) – effective from 1 July 2010.
- MSC.353(92) – effective from 1 January 2015.
- Res.A.1071(28) – effective from December 2013
- Res.A.1118(30) – effective from 6 December 2017
Provisions relevant to SOLAS chapter IX and the ISM Code
- Revised guidelines for the operational implementation of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code by companies (MSC-MEPC.7/Circ.8),
- Guidance on the qualifications, training and experience necessary for undertaking the role of the designated person under the provisions of the ISM Code (MSC‑FAL.7/Cir.6),
- Guidance on near-miss reporting (MSC-MEPC.7/Circ.7), Guidelines on maritime cyber risk management (MSC-FAL.1/Circ.3)
- Maritime cyber risk management in safety management systems (resolution MSC.428(98)).
MSC 81/17/1 – Independent Export Group Report: Role of the Human Element – Assessment of the impact and effectiveness of implementation of the ISM Code