Drawing inspiration from an array of company policies and complementary initiatives, ICS and its global network of shipowners and operators present this set of industry principles for establishing effective measures to combat harassment and bullying.
The purpose of this Flag State Performance Table is to encourage shipowners and operators to examine whether a flag State has sufficient substance before using it and to encourage shipowners and operators to put pressure on their flag Administrations to affect any improvements that might be necessary, especially in relation to safety of life at sea, the protection of the marine environment, and the provision of decent working and living conditions for seafarers.
This practical and easy to understand workbook supports the owner, Master and the ship's crew with cyber security risk management.
It contains comprehensive checklists to assist with the day-to-day management of onboard cyber security and facilitates collaboration between ships, onshore IT departments and equipment manufacturers.
This publication provides advice on current piracy and armed robbery hotspots, as well as conflict regions and areas of increased risk. It includes the latest industry guidelines and advice to aid in the development of Ship Security Plans and also provides useful material for the training of Masters and Ship Security Officers to help achieve mandatory training requirements.
This 2024-2025 edition fully updates and supersedes Pirates and Armed Robbers: Guidelines on Prevention for Masters and Ship Security Officers, Fourth Edition by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).
The 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. A companion to the globally recognised ICS Bridge Procedures Guide, the Engine Room Procedures Guide can be used on all types of merchant ship. The second edition includes the latest safe procedures for handling liquefied natural gas, enclosed space entry, and preparing for port state inspections.
This ICS sponsored study highlights the significant synergy between the implementation of energy efficiency strategies and the reduction of URN.
This first edition of The Master’s Practical Guide to Maritime Law is a comprehensive, easy to follow guide written specifically for Masters.
When something goes wrong on board, legal issues often arise, and it is the Master’s responsibility to react appropriately. This guide bridges the gap between theory and practice by exploring practical real-world scenarios commonly encountered by Masters, whether in port or at sea. It offers valuable guidance on how to approach legal issues effectively, highlighting best practices, and providing expert advice on managing legal risks with particular emphasis on the commercial aspects that form a significant part of every Master’s responsibilities on board.
The Tanker Safety Guide (Liquefied Gas), fourth edition, is the definitive industry guide to support gas carrier operators conduct safe and efficient operations. This comprehensive guide, a carriage requirement under the national regulations of many flag States, has been fully updated to align with the latest edition of the International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT 6).
Provides a unified inspection and repair criteria to help all parties maintain the integrity and cleanliness of containers when in their care. Revision 3 includes special provisions for the inspection and removal of pest contamination.
This comprehensive ship recycling guide is designed to equip shipowners and crew with the necessary knowledge to ensure a safe and sustainable recycling process when the ship reaches the end of its life, in compliance with the Hong Kong Convention which enters into force in 2025. It covers everything from the development and maintenance of the inventory of hazardous materials (IHM) while the ship is in service, through to preparing the ship for recycling and the sale of the ship.