Electronic Safety Management System (eSMS)


Seagoing vessels must comply with the International Safety Management (ISM) Code, an international standard of safety at sea.

“We wanted to create a fully paperless environment aboard a superyacht where possible, and reduce the time spent on the SMS for crew, so they can get back to their real job, which is ensuring the owner enjoys their asset to the fullest.”

Historically a paper based system, Riela Yachts has developed an electronic safety management system (eSMS) which has many advantages over the legacy methodology.

Using Laserfiche, Riela Yachts has created a repository for manuals in the company’s safety management system (SMS), which has more than 30 reporting forms for critical activities like arrival and departure, and accident reports.

The electronic forms are built with live communication with the DPA, which is adding enhanced safety oversight to activities such as Permits to Work on-board.

It allows the ability to review and approve submissions in real time from multiple vessels, providing instant feedback.

Our clients also benefit from the sophisticated documentation and certificate management within the system. This synchronises data seamlessly and securely to each vessel’s repository, ensuring crews have the most updated information whilst retaining detailed auditable records.

This is an efficient way to disseminate the information and procedures required by the code.

It has also eliminated the printing, shipping and storage of manuals to vessels around the world.