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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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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

Engine Room Procedures Guide

Provides authoritative and comprehensive guidance on engine room procedures, to ensure that ships’ engine rooms are operated and managed safely while protecting the environment.

August 2020 Guidelines | £155

International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT)

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

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