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ICS launches essential Guidance for Engine Room Safety

The design, complexity and arrangement of engine rooms across the global shipping fleet vary far more widely than for bridges, and yet until today there has been no dedicated guidance for safe engine room operations. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has met this challenge and published the ICS Engine Room Procedures Guide.

2 July 2020 Press Release

Keeping Shipping safe from COVID-19

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has issued guidance developed by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and a coalition of industry associations to ensure a safe shipboard interface between ship and shore-based personnel.

11 May 2020 Press Release

Mexico alert: smuggling of illegal narcotics / risk of ship detention and crew arrest

The International Chamber of Shipping, the International Group of P&I Clubs, BIMCO and InterManager (the “international industry organisations”) draw Members’ attention to the series of recent ship detentions and crew arrests in Mexico and, in the case of the UBC Savannah, the lengthy and continuing detention in custody of the ship’s Master without any formal charges against him, following the discovery of illegal narcotics on board.

10 May 2020 Press Release