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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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On Labour Day – #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 Labour Day 1 May 2020.

April 2020 Multimedia | Free

COVID-19 Annex 2 Facilitation letter

ICS ITF letter template for shipping companies manning agents to fill in, certifying that the seafarer should be allowed free passage to travel between their home and their vessel and has participated in a medical screening.

April 2020 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

COVID-19 Annex 1 Cover letter seafarers

Letter template from ICS and ITF as facilitation certificate for International Transport Worker – Seafarer. Certifying that a seafarer should be allowed free passage to travel between their home and their vessel and has participated in a medical screening.

April 2020 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Managing Ship and Seafarer Certificates during the Pandemic

Guidance for shipowners and operators providing vital information on managing ship and seafarer certificates required by international regulations. Highlights the unique compliance issues and considerations during the pandemic relating to maintaining the validity of ship and seafarer certificates.

April 2020 Guidelines | Free

ISGOTT 5 bunker safety checklist (word)

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

April 2020 Tools and Workbooks | Free

ISGOTT 5 bunker safety checklist (pdf)

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

April 2020 Tools and Workbooks | Free

BMP West Africa

Best Management Practices (BMP) to help companies and seafarers detect, deter and delay external threats to safety when transiting off the coast of West Africa, including the Gulf of Guinea.

March 2020 Guidelines | Free

COVID-19 – كوفيد-19 ف Guidelines v1 Arabic

Version 1 of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Ship Operators for the Protection of the Health of Seafarers translated into Arabic, courtesy of Assafina. News Article in Arabic introducing to the guidance: https://assafinaonline.com/uncategorized/الغرفة-الدولية-للنقل-البحري-تصدر-إرشا/

March 2020 Guidelines | Free