The purpose of the Code of Safe Practice for the Carriage of Cargoes and Persons by Offshore Supply
Vessels (OSV Code), which was adopted by resolution A.863(20), is to provide, for both the operator
and contractor, an international standard to avoid or to reduce to a minimum the hazards which affect
offshore supply vessels in their daily operation of carrying cargoes and persons from and between
offshore installations. This standard should be considered when implementing a safety-management
system within the meaning of paragraph 1.4 of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code.