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Safety Management System (SMS) Template for Single Vessel


A Safety Management System (SMS) template for a Single Vessel helps you write and maintain your SMS with pre-written procedures and policies suitable for almost all operations.


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Easy and Intuitive Single Vessel SMS Creation

For a Single Domestic Commercial Vessel

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

Easy to use interactive pdf

The Safety Management System (SMS) template is a fully interactive PDF document that guides you through the writing of a safety management system for your domestic commercial vessel operation.

You work through the the template by entering details about your vessel, review and customise the included safety procedures and complete a risk register.

Vessel safety flip chart

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.

Developed Exclusively for Maritime Safety Compliance

The Ocean Time Marine SMS template has been developed solely for the maritime industry. We understand how the industry operates and the challenges associated with compliance and safety management for vessel operators.

Our team of Captains, Naval Architects and Marine Engineers develop quality Safety Management Systems in an acceptable format for Industry and for state and federal government authorities such as AMSA (NSCV Part E), MNZ, USCG TC and MCA

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Can be used for any single vessel operation

The template is versatile enough to fit all types of single vessel operations, including:

  • Commercial Fishing
  • Shipping
  • Fishing Charters
  • Work-Boats
  • Ferries
  • Commercial Yachts
  • Charter Yachts

For multi-vessel operations, click here to read about our SMS template designed specifically for fleets.

Free Safety Flip Chart

Ocean Time Marine developed the Safety flip chart to compliment your Safety Management System (SMS). The Safety Flip Chart can be customised with your essential safety information and procedures for quick reference aboard.

The safety flip chart and compendium is free with every Safety Management System (SMS) template.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What payment methods do you accept?


We accept the following methods of payment – Mastercard, Visa and Visa Debit

When will I be charged?


Payment is charged immediately after security checks from your bank issuer and Captiva have been authorized.

Can I pay in another currency other than Australian Dollars (AUD)?


Yes. You can make payment in any currency. However our business is based in Australia and although people purchase and use our SMS template in many countries around the world, at present we accept payment in Australian Dollars only. You should use a reputable currency convertor to estimate the cost-conversion of purchasing the SMS template in the currency of your own country to Australian Dollars (AUD).

How do I know my order has been placed successfully?


We will send you an acknowledgement email on successful completion of an order on the site. This email will detail the order that you have placed and will give you an order reference number.

I did not receive a confirmation email


Please contact us if you do not receive an acknowledgement email and we will make sure it is not a problem with our system. Acknowledgement emails are generated and sent automatically once an order has been successfully completed. You may need to check your mailbox as it may be treating our emails as spam or junk mail and you should check your spam or junk mail folders to make sure they have not gone directly to this location. You may also need to ensure that all of the details entered are correct, please pay particular attention to your payment card details, email address and delivery addresses.

How long will my order take to be processed?


We endeavour to process orders as quickly as possible as we know you want to get your order promptly, however please allow 2 – 24 working hours as a guide. Based on the details you provide at checkout, we will pre-customise your SMS template with your vessel / company name and vessel image to save you time working on your SMS template.

Is the SMS template acceptable for governmental regulators such as AMSA, MCA and USCG?


Yes. Ocean Time Marine have a team of Marine Surveyors, Naval Architects and Engineers who have been employed by and reviewed many governments regulators SMS from Australia UK, USA and many more – in order to develop a SMS model specifically for the Maritime Industry.

The Ocean Time Marine SMS template is a compilation of the best practices and solutions. Contributions came from small, medium and large marine and vessel operators as well as industry groups and governments. The Ocean Time Marine SMS template helps people determine their level of compliance and develop an action plan to include the necessary components of a successful and compliant safety management system. Ocean Time Marine’s products are intended to move your operation to new levels of compliance accuracy and operational efficiency.

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Ocean Time Marine is a proud sponsor of the Mission to Seafarers, making a contribution with every sale.
The Mission to Seafarers is committed to ensure the safety of seafarers around the world.

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.


  1. Kerry Bailey – Blackout Sportsfishing Cairns

    Ocean Marine’s SMS template took the stress and time out of my daunting task ahead i can honestly say they deliver a professional service and great support i would recommend there product 100%

    Kerry Bailey Blackout Sportsfishing Cairns (Charter Fishing Guide)

  2. Kelly Fallon

    So this year we signed up with Ocean Time Marine whose ‘semi-automated system’ is touted as:

    featuring an easy-to-use and intuitive process to help you take control of your safety systems, write your own SMS and keep all your safety documents organised. The system is designed for commercial fishing, shipping, fishing charter, work-boats, ferries, commercial yachts and charter yachts.

    And it is.

    For me I’ve found transferring our previously bloated SMS to the framework is a comparatively easy process. It’s worth the money for us for the time and resources saved on our end. You do still need to tailor the system to your own situation, but the framework allows that part quite easily and guides you through exactly what needs to be included.

    Kelly Fallon saltwater academy.

  3. Captain Craig Cremin

    The Oceantime Marine SMS software has taken the hassle out of developing our SMS for our new vessel. The software was easy to use the other tools also included were very useful as well. The end product looks great and very professional. When tasked with developing the SMS for our vessel, it was initially a quite daunting task, that was until I found Oceantime Marines software. It dramatically decreased the time I had to spend developing the SMS, it made so much easier. Above all I was impressed even further with the extra customer service assisting in customising our logbook, printing off the logbook and SMS, customising templates, and assisting in any way possible with any questions I had along the way. I would highly recommend to anybody that needs to develop their own SMS for their vessel, that they use this software. You will not be disappointed.

  4. Chaz Kennedy

    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. Ive 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!

  5. Gayle Grant

    I had no idea where to start and then I heard about ocean time marine. They saved me heaps of stress free time. Thank you very much. The finished products looks good. Very happy.
    Gayle Grant
    Jilgild Pty Ltd

    20 October 2014
    Thank you for your help with our sms. We were boarded last week and AMSA were pleased with what we had aboard and said it was the best they had seen.

  6. Steven Nathan

    With fishing becoming the easy part and keeping up with all the required paper work becoming the hard part, it is good to have people like the team at Oceantime marine who help provide you with the right documentation and assistance you require to develop a SMS for your fishing operation . I found the SMS template that Oceantime marine provides is easy to understand and use . They also are easy to contact if you have any troubles understanding or writing the SMS . I am very pleased with the SMS I have now and the logbook which is provided and tailored to your operation is a bonus .
    Steven Nathan Portland Victoria

  7. Greg Brown

    Ocean Time Marine were extremely helpful in our new SMS set up for Batavia Charters, not having done one before we weren’t too sure on what was required and how to go about it all but Mick and the team were first class in replying and supplying information and guiding us in the right direction to reach our finished SMS.

    We would recommend Ocean Time Marine for anyone who is either upgrading or doing a new SMS for their vessel.
    Batavia Charters, Greg Brown General Manager

  8. Julian Alcorso

    I am delighted with the SMS template I purchased but more particularly with the back-up service I received. Even on a Sunday!! When I first received the PDF template I found it quite daunting but my fears were quickly put to rest and a really good SMS was completed in a matter of a few days.
    I highly recommend this product!
    Julian Alcorso
    Owner/operator SV Last Vintage

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