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Rescue of Migrants at Sea is a Legal and Humanitarian Obligation, Says Shipowners’ Global Trade Association

The rescue of all persons in distress at sea – including illegal migrants – is an obligation under international maritime law, as well as being a long established humanitarian duty, says the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). ICS is the global trade association for commercial ship operators, whose ships are currently involved on a daily basis in the rescue of refugees at sea in the Mediterranean.

29 October 2014 Press Release

ICS Welcomes Dramatic IMO Progress on Ballast Water Issues

Governments attending the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) this week have made real progress towards agreeing solutions to major issues that have previously impeded ratification of the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention, says the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the global trade association for ship operators.

19 October 2014 Press Release

ICS Concern about Serious Threat to Maritime Oil Pollution Compensation Regime

The smooth running of the well-established global regime for compensation from oil pollution from ships may be under serious threat, due to a decision by governments to wind up the 1971 International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund (IOPCF), says the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the global trade association for shipowners.

13 October 2014 Press Release

ICS comments on Global Ocean Commission report

ICS welcomesthe publication of the GOC proposals on how the governance of the world’s oceans might be improved. ICS shares the GOC’s objective of seeking greater levelsof environmentalprotection, especially with respect to areas of economic activitythat currently may not be adequately regulated.

8 October 2014 Submission

IMO Conventions: Effective Implementation – IMO World Maritime Day 2014

This brochure sets out ICS support for the IMO’s selected theme for World Maritime Day 2014 - "IMO Conventions: Effective Implementation". Produced to coincide with the event, the brochure outlines the role that ICS plays in the effective implementation of IMO regulations. This includes the ICS’s contribution to the development of IMO instruments, the ICS/CMI ratification campaign, ICS liaison with Port State Control MoUs and the ICS Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table.

September 2014 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

ICS Marks IMO World Maritime Day

To mark the occasion of IMO World Maritime Day on 25 September, and its theme this year of ‘IMO Conventions: Effective Implementation’, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has produced a special brochure, which is being circulated throughout the industry by its member national shipowners’ associations.

25 September 2014 Press Release