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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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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

Tanker Safety Guide (Chemicals), Fifth Edition

The ICS Tanker Safety Guide (Chemicals) is the standard reference work for chemical tankers. The fifth edition contains valuable new guidance on key safety issues and operations, and provides new and improved ship/shore safety checklists.

January 2021 Guidelines | £435

Cyber Security Workbook for On Board Ship Use, Second Edition

This workbook is a practical, straightforward and easy to understand guide to support the Master and the ship’s crew with cyber security risk management. Now in its second edition, the workbook provides detailed guidance on all aspects of cyber security protection, defence and response (including brand new sections on remote access, intrusion detection systems and engine department considerations).

November 2020 Guidelines | £195

Diversity Tracker

The ICS Diversity Tracker looks into the state of diversity and inclusion in the global shipping labour force. The Tracker, which surveyed more than 200 shipping companies across the world, sets baseline targets for improved corporate diversity and inclusion policies in the coming years.

November 2020 Guidelines | Free

Peril at Sea and Salvage: A Guide for Masters

Outlines the actions a Master should take when confronted with an emergency: from the initial assessment and immediate actions, through to towage or salvage arrangements, as may be necessary. Now in its 6th edition. Peril at Sea and Salvage has been standard reference for Masters to prepare for emergency situations for 40 years.

October 2020 Guidelines | £155

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance v3

Guidance for the global shipping industry to help combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The comprehensive 48-page document has been produced in collaboration with prominent international bodies.

September 2020 Guidelines | Free

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