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SMS for Single Vessel

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)


A Safety Management System (SMS) template for a Single Vessel from Ocean Time assists vessel owners and operators to write their own SMS by completing an interactive PDF template and selecting pre-written procedures and policies suitable for their operation.

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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.

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:

Commercial Fishing
Fishing Charters
Commercial Yachts
Charter Yachts


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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.

8 reviews

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 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. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    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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