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Vessel Safety Management System (SMS) Template

Vessel Safety Management System (SMS) Template


Interactive PDF Template for MacOS or Windows. Available for Single Vessels, Fleets, Passenger Vessels and Superyachts. Choose below:



Vessel safety management made simple!

Improve your organisation’s safety performance with safety management software that puts you in control and addresses safety standards such as ISM and safety regulators. The easy-to-use, template-based SMS software gives you all the necessary paperwork to maintain safety on your vessel and in your commercial maritime operation.


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+ 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.

Document Format

Because the SMS is written via a document-style PDF template, you can easily navigate, update, store digitally and print it for reference or submission to government agencies.

Comment & Mark-up

Leave comments on your document with Sticky Notes. Review your comments. Highlight text areas and update images.

Easy and Intuitive Safety Management System Creation

Assists with compliance for state and federal government authorities such as AMSA (NSCV Part E), MNZ, TC, USCG and MCA. Made for single vessels, fleets, passenger vessels and superyachts.



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.

Vessel Safety Management System Template - SMS

Easy to use and interactive

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.

40+ pre-written operational 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.

Can be used for any commercial vessel operation.

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

Commercial Fishing
Fishing Charter Vessel
Ferry Operation
Passenger Vessel
Commercial Yacht
Charter Yacht

Who uses the SMS template?

Both large and small domestic commercial vessel owners and operators all around the world use the Ocean Time Marine SMS template to manage and their safety management system.

Free Safety Flipchart

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.

Safety Flip Chart - Free Compendium

Frequently asked questions.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept the following methods of payment – Mastercard, Visa and Visa Debit. All payments are processed securely through The Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

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.

Is the SMS template suitable 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

Mac or PC

Document Version


Electronic products (e-products) are either available for download immediately following confirmation of the successful processing of your payment OR will be delivered via the email address you nominate at point of sale and within eight hours that are normal business hours (AEST).

Ocean Time Marine does not offer any type of refund on goods that have been wrongly selected or your change of mind. We take every care to properly represent the nature and function of all products and services offered for purchase. All our prices are in Australian dollars.

All prices on this website are for e-products (for download or emailed after payment has been received by Ocean Time Marine).

Please note that Ocean Time Marine does not permit the return of or offer refunds for the following products: Opened software, Electronic Software Downloads.

You may cease installation of software by rejecting the licensing terms, provided the package is not installed on a computer. Ocean Time Marine will accept returns of products according to following criteria: A written request must be submitted to Ocean Time Marine before a physical item is returned. Once the request has been approved, an approval letter will be emailed to you. Ocean Time Marine will not grant returns for printed material once a revised edition has been issued, or the material is no longer available for purchase. Returned merchandise must be received in resalable condition for the credit to be applied.

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PO Box 5057,
Mordialloc 3195, Victoria

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About Ocean Time Marine

A global leader in Safety and Vessel Management Digital Solutions

Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, Ocean Time Marine has followed it’s vision since 2012 of bringing simplicity and cost-effective digital safety management and vessel management solutions to maritime industries around the world.

We are committed to helping seafarers aboard vessels and all others involved in any aspect of maritime safety with greater control, accountability and solutions that help to stay compliant and safe at sea.


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