Monitoring, Self-evaluation and Improvement and SEEMP format

In a SEEMP, the monitoring aspects also need to be clarified at the planning phase. Consistent data collection is the foundation for monitoring. To allow for meaningful and consistent monitoring, the monitoring system, including the procedures for collecting data and the assignment of responsible personnel, should be developed.

Self-evaluation and improvement is the final phase of the management cycle. It should produce meaningful feedback for planning stage of the next improvement cycle. The purpose of self-evaluation is to evaluate the effectiveness of the planned measures and of their implementation. For this process, procedures for self-evaluation of ship energy management should be developed (MariEMS 2017).

IMO guidelines provide a sample template for development of the SEEMP as shown in figure below:

Figure 15: Sample SEEMP template (MariEMS 2017).

Accordingly, the SEEMP will, as a minimum, include the following elements:

  • Ship identification details;
  • Energy Efficiency Measures and how they should be implemented, responsible persons and timeline;
  • Monitoring aspects;
  • Goals (optional);
  • Evaluation aspects (MariEMS 2017).