Originally Posted by Marmot
Good deal, that is the way to look at it. It really should be a working document and useful for training and familiarization as well.
I have written several for our smaller boats and always try to provide enough material so that a captain or mate can use it to develop a system that works within their culture.
Thanks all for the help so far.
I fully agree that any document must be a guideline only.
That said I belive that the ISM manual should be tailor made for the company and the procedures and forms contained in it must be tailored for the single yacht. I try to keep my yacht in fleet devided by size and type when issuing circular letter, safety bulletin or any forms I can not send on board of a Perini a procedures for two engin motor vessel.
Thanks again for the collaboration so far I hope to receive more.