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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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International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT), Sixth Edition

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

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