Issued by Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF), these best practices will assist ship and terminal operators putting together a safety plan to carry out the pre-transfer conference during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
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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/
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.
Guidance to support all types of ships which operate in international waters. Note: This first version from March 2020 has been replaced by an updated version 'Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Ship Operators for the Protection of the Health of Seafarers, v3'
Age discrimination is no joke and can affect individuals of all ages in any field of work, including the shipping industry. It can lead to decreased motivation and increased sickness and can compromise cohesive and effective teamwork. It can also negatively affect companies resulting in potential organisational, economic and legal consequences. These new guidelines will help ship operators understand the different types of age discrimination, whether direct or indirect, and show how this can be avoided with respect to recruitment, training, pay and promotion, as well as redundancy and retirement.
The International Safety Management (ISM) Code is a key mandatory requirement for merchant ships, critical to the improvement of maritime safety and environmental performance.
Joint guidelines from ICS and the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) aim to support shipping companies by providing advice on how to develop a Polar Water Operational Manual (PWOM) that best suits their needs.
Ships present organised criminals with the opportunity to transport high volumes of drugs from producing to consuming countries. This book demonstrates how to protect the ship and the crew and reduce the risk of drug trafficking occurring on board. This fifth edition was withdrawn in February 2021 and replaced by the sixth edition.
To help shipping companies prepare for implementation of the UN IMO global sulphur cap for ships’ fuel oil, ICS with the support of the Asian Shipowners' Association (ASA) and the European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA), has produced – free of charge – some comprehensive guidance on implementation planning, to help ensure compliance across the shipping industry with this regulatory game changer. The ICS guidance has been prepared for the vast majority of ships that will comply with the global sulphur cap immediately after 1 January 2020 using fuel oils with a sulphur content of 0.50% m/m or less.
This ICS publication is the comprehensive and definitive guide to MLC compliance for anyone involved with the employment of seafarers, including shipping companies, ship managers and crewing agents.