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ICS develops and promotes shipping industry best practices and guidance through a wide range of publications and free resources that are used by ship operators globally.

You can download most publications from the list below for free and purchase the paid-for publications from our ICS bookshop.

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ISWAN – Arrested and Detained Vessels, and Abandoned Seafarers

This booklet has been prepared as a guide to the voluntary societies involved in port-based welfare globally. It is intended to outline the responsibilities of the authorities and other organisations that might become involved when problems are identified aboard a vessel whilst in port.

August 2020 Guidelines | Free

Getting healthy seafarers to a ship

An International Maritime Health Association (IMHA) interim paper offering a common sense, best practice approach to mitigate the risk of transmission of Covid-19 in seafarers joining the ship with quarantine and testing.

July 2020 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

ICS-ECSA Study on EU-ETS

A preliminary study commissioned by ECSA and ICS on the legal, technical, practical and political implications of application of the EU Emissions Trading System to international shipping, and potential benefits of alternative Market-Based Measures from July 2020.

July 2020 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT)

This new edition covers a range of topical issues including gas detection, the toxicity and the toxic effects of petroleum products (including benzene and hydrogen sulphide), the generation of static electricity and stray currents, fire protection and the growing use of mobile electronic technology.

June 2020 Guidelines | £385

All hands on deck – #HeroesAtSea

Clip raising awareness for the over 400,000 seafarers being impacted by governments' continued inaction to facilitate crew changes across the world. Day of the Seafarer 25 June 2020.

June 2020 Multimedia | Free

Ships, Sound your Horns – #HeroesAtSeaShoutout

Clip raising awareness for the over 400,000 seafarers now being impacted by governments' continued inaction to facilitate crew changes across the world, callling ships to sound their horns on 8 July 2020.

June 2020 Multimedia | Free

ISGOTT 5 ship/shore safety checklist (pdf)

Interactive pdf of the ship/shore safety checklist from the ICS, OCIMF and IAPH International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals, fifth edition (ISGOTT5).

June 2020 Tools and Workbooks | Free

ISGOTT 5 ship/shore safety checklist (word)

Ship/shore safety checklist in word format from the ICS, OCIMF and IAPH International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals, fifth edition (ISGOTT5).

June 2020 Tools and Workbooks | Free