The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (BWM Convention) entered into force on 8 September 2017. These FAQs are intended to raise awareness regarding key aspects of the BWM Convention (as well as relevant United States requirements) and assist in achieving compliance.
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Annual Review 2018
This brochure on ‘Promoting Maritime Treaty Ratification’ highlights the need for governments to ratify and implement maritime conventions adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and other United Nations bodies that impact on shipping.
Assists shipowners and operators with preparations for compliance with the Polar Code and the associated training and certification requirements in the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended.
Infographics related to the new special training requirements for personnel on ships operating in polar waters (STCW regulation v4). The purpose of this information is to assist shipowners and operators with preparations for compliance with the special training requirements for personnel on ships operating in polar waters.
This book is intended to help all qualified seafarers maintain a comprehensive record of their seagoing service, ongoing training and other relevant information.
ICS and ITF have jointly published these guidelines to assist governments, welfare agencies and other relevant parties in drafting their own guidelines for implementing the welfare provisions of the MLC.
ICS has produced a brochure for the high-level UN Ocean Conference highlighting the industry’s support for UN Sustainable Development Goals. The ICS commitment to the UN Ocean Conference can be seen here: https://oceanconference.un.org/commitments/?id=15734
The Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU will conduct a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Safety of Navigation. ICS has therefore developed guidance on the CIC on Safety of Navigation, which was distributed to ICS Members on 1 August and is now publicly available.