Whilst out on a charter we were boarded by the Water Police who undertook an assessment of our SMS and other documents.
As we did not have all documents onboard they issued an infringement notice and advised that they would be attending our office during the next week to inspect the SMS and sewage management plan.
We contacted Shorlink for advice as they had provided our vessel SMS manuals, Hire & Drive SMS manual and sewage management plan.
Their principal consultant Wayne Linklater went through the infringement notice in detail and ensured all of our documentation was up to date. This included the sewage management plan as we had altered the system since it was originally installed.
When the Water Police inspected our documents, they said they were very good, and no changes would be required.
The service Shorlink provided was excellent and helped us avoid any fines or other penalties. They have provided ongoing consultation services to assist us in ensuring our operations comply with all the requirements.