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ICS Publications launches second edition of Engine Room Procedures Guide

5 December 2023

ICS Publications launches second edition of Engine Room Procedures Guide

With key updates to future fuel and enclosed space entry procedures

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has announced the release of the highly-anticipated second edition of its Engine Room Procedures Guide. This comprehensive guide is an essential resource for shipowners, operators, and crew members in the maritime industry.

The Engine Room Procedures Guide builds upon the success of the first edition and provides an even more in-depth and up-to-date reference for the safe and efficient operation of engine rooms on board ships. It includes a wide range of procedures, guidelines, and best practices, all of which have been meticulously curated to ensure that ships’ engine rooms are operated and managed safely while protecting the environment.


Key features of the second edition of the Engine Room Procedures Guide include:

Updated Content: The new edition embraces internationally agreed regulations of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), ensuring that engine room crew have access to current and reliable procedures that support greenhouse gas emissions measures, such as how to operate safely during low load.

Expanded Coverage: The guide covers a wide array of engine room procedures, from routine maintenance to emergency response protocols, providing a comprehensive reference for crew members. The guide includes crucial new procedures on handling alternative fuels such as liquefied natural gas and highlights the latest common engine room deficiencies to help crew prepare for port state control inspections.

Enhanced Safety Measures: Safety is a top priority in the maritime industry, and this edition emphasises safety procedures to ensure the well-being of all crew members and the environment. It includes updated and consolidated enclosed space entry procedures that align with latest industry best practice.

User-Friendly Design: The guide is designed for ease of use, with a clear layout and navigational features that make finding the right information quick and straightforward.


Ivan Stont, Energy Conservation Specialist of Stolt Tankers, and a member of the expert panel that helped ICS develop the new edition, expressed his enthusiasm for the release, stating:

“The second edition of the Engine Room Procedures Guide is a testament to ICS’s commitment to promoting safety and excellence in the maritime industry. We believe that this guide will serve as an indispensable tool for professionals in the field and contribute to the overall safety and efficiency of engine room operations.”

The Engine Room Procedures Guide complements the guidance in the ICS Bridge Procedures Guide and, when used in collaboration, readers can be confident of gaining a comprehensive understanding of the latest best practices in the industry.

For more information and to order the ICS Engine Room Procedures Guide, Second Edition, please visit: