International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Secretary General, Guy Platten, addressed the Ministerial International Maritime Summit on Crew Changes hosted by the United Kingdom in London to urge national governments to take decisive action and solve the crew change crisis affecting world shipowners, seafarers and supply chains.
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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.
Global shipping fleet to sound horns on 8 July to remind governments over need for urgent crew change
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is encouraging ships around the world to sound their horns when in port at 12.00 local time on 8th July to remind Governments of the ongoing crew change crisis.
ICS and OCIMF publish updated edition of International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT)
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF), in conjunction with the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) have today published an updated edition of the International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT).
London: Friday, 7 June 2018. Members of the shipping community, Flag States and Agencies from Gulf of Guinea gathered at the Headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for a day-long symposium on Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has issued updated health guidance for the global shipping industry to ensure ship operators and crew can safely deal with seafarers struggling with medical conditions during the coronavirus pandemic.
The UN Secretary General has been urged by global industrial and shipping leaders to persuade his 193 member states to act urgently to avoid a “humanitarian crisis”, with over 200,000 tired, mentally-stretched seafarers currently stuck working on vessels across the globe and unable to be relieved of their duties.
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.
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.
Industry and unions set out a 12-step solution for governments to free seafarers from COVID-19 lockdown
To assist governments to put in place coordinated procedures to facilitate the safe movement of seafarers, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) today issued a 12-step plan to 174 member states, providing them with a roadmap to free seafarers from their COVID-19 lockdown and allow appropriate exemptions for them to join or leave ships.