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Safety Management System (SMS) Template for Passenger Vessels >24m


A vessel Safety Management System (SMS) template that guides you through writing a SMS for passenger carrying vessels greater than 24 meters.



Easy and Intuitive Passenger Vessel SMS Creation

For a Domestic Commercial Passenger Vessel

Now you can easily produce a fully-functional SMS for your passenger vessel in an acceptable format for regulators without the need for expensive consultants.

The Safety Management System (SMS) template for commercial vessels from Ocean Time Marine is an interactive PDF document that guides you through the writing of a safety management system for your domestic commercial vessel operation. All you need to begin is the information already in your head. The template takes care of the rest. Enter details about your vessel, complete a risk register, choose from over 40 pre-written procedures and then print your SMS to maintain safety aboard your vessel and for submission to government regulators. It couldn’t be easier.

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The Interactive SMS template is designed for:

Passenger Vessels





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Developed Exclusively for Maritime

The Ocean Time Marine SMS template has been developed solely for the maritime industry over the last 10 years, so we understand how the industry operates and the challenges associated with compliance and safety management for vessel operators.

Easy to Use

Makes short-work of developing a fully-functional, tailored SMS for your maritime operation in just a few hours. Simply follow the template, filling in relevant questions about your vessel and operations.

40+ Pre-written Procedures

Select from 40+ operational pre-written procedures, customise them or add new, styled blank pages to copy in existing procedures or draft new ones, ensuring your SMS stays relevant as your operations change.

Prints as a Document

Because the SMS is written via a document-style PDF template, you can easily print it for submission to government agencies or easily extract the document from the software for use digitally such as sharing by email.

Comment & Mark-up Tools

Call Attention to parts of your SMS by using all the tools included in the world’s best PDF document viewer from Adobe®, including commenting tools, drawing tools and all the other Adobe® tools available in latest free version of the Adobe® PDF reader.

“The Software saved me time and money and was very user friendly. The follow up support and info we have received since has been great. I’ve spoken to a few operators since who had stressed about the costs and time involved trying to comply doing it themselves, which makes this so much more worth it. I have and will continue to recommend this to anyone! -Chaz Kennedy | Sea life Charters, Broome WA


The Ocean Time Marine Domestic Commercial Vessel SMS template for a single vessel is designed in an acceptable format to assist with compliance for state and federal government authorities such as AMSA (NSCV Part E), MNZ, USCG TC and MCA. No need for complicated software, works right out of the free Adobe® Reader.

Additional information

File Type

Interactive PDF Document

Required Software

Minimum Adobe® Reader® DC, We recommend using the latest PDF reader – free from Adobe®

Required Hardware

PC or Mac

Document Version


Licencing Terms

Can be used for a total number of one (1) vessels.


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