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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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Guide to Helicopter/Ship Operations, Fifth Edition – Video

The ICS Guide to Helicopter/Ship Operations is the industry standard best practice guide for shipping companies, ships’ crew and helicopter operators. This video, produced by ICS and Ocean Technologies Group, highlights the impact of the guide and its contribution to safety on board and in the air.

June 2021 Multimedia | Free

Poster: COVID-19 – Keeping safe when on board

Download our free poster - taken from the ICS Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance for Ship Operators for the Protection of the Health of Seafarers, Fourth Edition.

June 2021 Tools and Workbooks | Free

Training Record Book for Ships’ Cooks, First Edition

Food is crucial to maintaining the health and morale of crews. Without safe, nutritious and appealing food, seafarers would not be able to perform their duties effectively on board ship. The Training Record Book for Ships’ Cooks is the first global resource to help ships’ cooks demonstrate competency and record their training experience as they develop their careers. It is based on the International Labour Organization (ILO) Guidelines on the training of ships’ cooks, which implements the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC) Regulation 3.2.

May 2021 Tools and Workbooks | £30

FuelEU Maritime – Avoiding Unintended Consequences

Commissioned by ECSA and ICS, this Study is intended to identify some of those issues which the European Commission, EU Member States and the European Parliament will all need to consider carefully, in consultation with other stakeholders and the EU’s international trading partners, when the EC publishes a full regulatory proposal and the EU legislative process begins during 2021.

May 2021 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Roadmap for Vaccination of International Seafarers

While industry bodies are working with authorities at national, regional and international levels to prioritise rapid access to vaccinations for seafarers as key workers in all countries, it became apparent that a roadmap dedicated to seafarer vaccination would help to achieve global immunisation. Vaccination of seafarers in their home countries remains the preferred option but measures should be taken now to permit access to vaccination for seafarers from all countries. The roadmap provides a framework to establish a local vaccination programme dedicated to seafarers.

May 2021 Guidelines | Free

Drug Trafficking and Drug Abuse On Board Ship, Sixth Edition

This publication provides guidance on how to combat drug trafficking at sea and to recognise the signs of drug use and dependence among crew members. Considered the leading industry publication on the topic, this 6th edition has been fully updated by industry experts to assist shipping companies, Masters and officers, to help prepare, prevent, protect and how to respond when faced with drug trafficking and drug abuse at sea.

April 2021 Guidelines | £170

Maritime Security: A Comprehensive Guide for Shipowners, Seafarers and Administrations, First Edition

This book provides a comprehensive guide to maritime security. Drawing on two decades of experience in the industry, it sets out the security threats faced by the shipping industry today, the statutory requirements that ships, shipping companies and port facilities must meet, and provides guidance on how to conduct a thorough threat assessment for a voyage. A model ship security plan is also provided along with guidance on how to complete it in accordance with statutory requirements.

April 2021 Guidelines | £180