Employment and Training

ICS Guidelines on the Application of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention

2nd Edition 2012 | £95.00 with CD

In order to help shipping companies and crews ensure compliance with the ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), ICS - which helped negotiate the text of the MLC on behalf of maritime employers - has updated and expanded its comprehensive guide. The ISF guidelines address in detail the obligations o ship operators such as seafarers' contracts, working hours, health and safety, crew accommodation and welfare. It also provides guidance on MLC Certification (including the Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance), as well as comprehensive checklist for compliance with the MLC. This second edition is accompanied by a CD containing the full text of the guide, the MLC text itself, and other useful documentation.

On Board Training Record Book for Deck Cadets

3rd Edition 2012 | £30.00 (£20.00 for orders of 5 copies or more)

To help employers ensure compliance, ICS has updated its widely used On Board Training Record Book for Deck Cadets (Trainee Officers), to take account of the amended competence requirements in STCW 2010, which entered into force in January 2012. The revised Book takes full account of the competence standards stipulated by STCW 2010, such as the use of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS), application of leadership and team working skills and proactive measures to protect the marine environment. The training tasks included have been developed to ensure that cadets make the best use of their seagoing service, and to help supervising officers make an objective evaluation of whether cadets are competent.

On Board Training Record Book for Engine Cadets

3rd Edition 2013 | £30.00 (£20.00 for orders of 5 copies or more)

To help employers ensure compliance, ICS has updated its widely used On Board Training Record Book for Engine Cadets (Trainee Officer), to take account of the amended competence requirements in STCW 2010, which entered into force in January 2012. The revised Book takes full account of the new competence standards stipulated by STCW 2010, such as the application of leadership and team working skills and proactive measures to protect the marine environment. The training tasks included have been developed to ensure that cadets make the best use of their seagoing service, and to help supervising officers make an objective evaluation of whether cadets are competent.

On Board Training Record Book for Deck Ratings (including New STCW Grade of "Able Seafarer Deck")

2nd Edition 2011 | £25.00 (£18.00 for orders of 5 copies of more)

The 2010 amendments to the IMO STCW Convention, which entered into force in 2012, will make it mandatory for trainee deck ratings to use an approved training record book to provide evidence of structured on board training. To help employers ensure compliance ICS has updated its widely used On Board Training Record Book for Deck Ratings.

On Board Training Record Book for Engine Ratings (including New STCW Grade of "Able Seafarer Engine")

2nd Edition 2012 | £25.00 (£18.00 for orders of 5 copies or more)

The 2010 amendments to the IMO STCW Convention, which entered into force in 2012, will make it mandatory for trainee engine ratings to provide evidence of structured on board training. To help employers ensure compliance, ICS has updated its widely used On Board Training Record Book for Engine Ratings.

Guidelines on the IMO STCW Convention

3rd Edition 2011 | £60.00

This third edition of the Guidelines, which includes detailed advice on company obligations and compliance with the 2010 amendments of the STCW Convention governing seafarers' training, should be read by anyone connected with the employment and training of merchant seafarers'. It has been fully updated to take account of technical developments, new training requirements for leadership and teamwork, enhanced refresher training for qualified seafarers', new competence standards for tanker personnel and for the new grade of Able Seafarer (Deck and Engine), new requirements for maintaining records of ratings' training, and to regulations regarding seafarers' minimum rest hours, applicable since 2012.

Bimco and ICS Manpower Report 2015

2016 | £142.00

The BIMCO and ICS Manpower Reports are regarded as the most comprehensive assessment of global supply of and demand for merchant seafarers. This latest update has two main purposes: to describe the current worldwide supply and demand situation for seafarers, and to forecast trends for the decade ahead, to help the industry anticipate changes and take appropriate action. The 2015 Report builds upon updates conducted at 5 year intervals since 1990.

Personal Training and Service Record Books

2nd Edition 2017 | £10.00 (£5.00 per copy for orders of 100 or more)

The second edition takes into account the entry into force of the ILO MLC and the STCW 2010 amendments. The book will assist companies maintain documentation and data relevant to seafarers employed on their ships, including their experience, training, medical fitness and competency in assigned duties. Seafarers can use the book to keep their own personal records of seagoing service, experience, qualifications and participation in drills and exercises on board ships. The ICS Personal Training and Service Record Book enables qualified seafarers to maintain records of all STCW related training, and demonstrate competence to Port State Control inspectors or when seeking to re-validate qualifications.

ISF Marlins Test of Spoken English (TOSE)

1st Edition 2003 | £150.00 (plus UK VAT for UK orders)

Produced on a CD, this ISF Marlins Test of Spoken English provides a standardised interview framework for assessing seafarers' speaking and listening skills, using stimulating on screen visuals in order to provide a general indication of a seafarer's verbal ability. For further information or to place an order, contact info@marlins.co.uk

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