As of 01 January 2016, the requirements of the III Code (Res. A. 1070(28)) and the IMO Member State Audit Scheme (IMSAS) are mandatory. Plan, prepare and avoid the common shortcomings and ensure professional preparedness in meeting objectives.

Systems determine success. Often, organizations are held back by ineffective management systems.

QMII’s expertise and methodology allows us to streamline these systems, that are weighted down with excessive paperwork, and turn them into user-friendly, efficient systems that determine and ensure customer and stakeholder requirements  are fulfilled.

With QMII’s maritime management consulting, our clients create a self‐improving system, driven by engaged teams, which enables the organization to meet objectives, reduce risk and improve the bottom line.

Leverage our expertise to reach your specific goals. Our methodology delivers quick results and buy-in from the team while keeping your costs within budget.

Director General
Ethiopian Maritime Affairs Authority
“It has been a pleasure working with QMII. The professionalism, due diligence, competence and care exhibited by the QMII team towards the implementation of a management system within the Ethiopian Maritime Affairs Authority has been of excellent standards.”

What We Can Do for You

Plan, prepare and avoid the common audit shortcomings and ensure professional preparedness in meeting objectives. Let the QMII team of experts work with your team to identify and implement feasible solutions. Our skill set includes:

  • Implementation of management system meeting international and domestic requirements.
  • Preparation for IMSAS, STCW, EMSA Audits.
  • Development of corrective action plans for audit findings.
  • Staff Training (including auditors/flag state inspectors).
  • Certification Authentication process.
  • Internal Audits to assess the suitability and adequacy of the system for IMO/STCW/EMSA/Other audits.
  • Maritime Software solutions (Flag States/Ports/Vessels/Training Academies).
  • Quality Systems for Maritime Academies.
  • Leadership workshops for senior management.
  • Implementation of ISPS Code and port security requirements meeting USCG standards.
  • Administrative support services (including Audits and SSA/SSP/SOPEP/VRP review and approvals).

Common IMO Audit findings

  • Lack of communication to IMO where needed.
  • Lack of comprehensive strategy.
  • Lack of Document / Record control procedure.
  • “to the satisfaction of the administration” not satisfactorily defined where needed especially as it concerns RO.
  • Flag State inspectors / surveyors lacking in qualifications.

Get a competitive advantage

Quality Management International Inc. (QMII) provides Flag State Administrations with assistance and guidance in aligning their management system to meet international and domestic requirements while ensuring continual improvement.

The QMII team consists of professionals with over 70 combined years of maritime, flag administration, auditing and management systems experience. This includes master mariners, port security professionals and senior flag state administration leadership.

Call our toll-free number 888-357-9001 OR email us at and let our experts gather your objectives so that we may further work to meet them.