The event is organized in collaboration with Danish Shipping and part of Danish Maritime Days.
A number of very serious accidents during the late 1980's were manifestly caused by human errors, with management faults also identified as contributing factors. The loss of the ferry Herald of Free Enterprise indicated that there was a lack of regulations for those who were responsible for the operation of ships. In particular a framework for the development, implementation and assessment of safety and pollution prevention management in accordance with good practice was needed. The ISM Code was hereafter developed and was based on general principles and objectives so as to promote evolution of sound management on the ship. After some experience in the use of the guidelines, the IMO adopted the ISM Code in 1993 - which became mandatory in 1998.
The event is free of charge for everyone.