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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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ISF Watchkeeper – free trial

ISF Watchkeeper is the industry leading standard software for helping shipping companies comply with seafarers’ work and rest hours under the ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) and IMO STCW Convention.

March 2021 Multimedia | Free

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Legal, Liability and Insurance Issues arising from Vaccination of Seafarers

This Guidance addresses legal, liability and insurance issues that could potentially arise for shipowners from or in connection with vaccinations of crew for coronavirus (COVID-19). It provides guidance on best employment practice to protect against such liabilities and information on insurance cover for such liabilities under the shipowner’s standard Protection and Indemnity (P&I) insurance.

March 2021 Guidelines | Free

Industry Standard on In-water Cleaning with Capture

This industry standard helps to ensure that the in-water cleaning of a ship's hull, and niche areas including the propeller, can be carried out safely, efficiently and in an environmentally sustainable way.

February 2021 Guidelines | Free

Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships, Version Four

Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships, Version Four The purpose of these guidelines is to improve the safety and security of seafarers, the environment, the cargo, and the ships. The guidelines aim to assist in the development of a proper cyber risk management strategy in accordance with relevant regulations and best practises on board a ship with a focus on work processes, equipment, training, incident response and recovery management.

February 2021 Guidelines | Free