Being aware that the implementation of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) has given rise to confusion in regard to ECDIS training, an industry group, organised and coordinated by The Nautical Institute and comprising leading international shipping industry organisations, held a series of meetings in order to produce this guidance on issues of training and competency for ECDIS.
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COMSAR 16/11/XX – Development of an E-Navigation Strategy Implementation Plan – Comments on the Report of the Correspondence group on e-navigation to COMSAR 16
Submission by Republic of Liberia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO, Cruise Line International Association (CLIA), GlobalMET, International Maritime Pilot's Association (IMPA), Intercargo, Intertanko, International Federation of Shipmasters' Associations (IFSMA), International Parcel Tankers Association (IPTA) and International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF), Sub-Committee On Radiocommunications and Search and Rescue, 16th Session, Agenda Item 11, January 2012.
FLAG STATE PERFORMANCE TABLE 2012
DE 56/3/XX – Development of Performance Standards for Recovery Systems for All Types of Ships – Draft Performance Standard for Recovery Capability
Submission by Dominica, Liberia, Marshall Islands, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), Intercargo, Intertanko, International Federation of Shipmasters' Associations (IFSMA), International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), International Parcel Tankers Association (IPTA), Nautical Institute (NI), and Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF). Sub-Committee On Ship Design And Equipment 56th Session Agenda Item 3 December 2011
DE 56/6/XX – Development of a New Framework of Requirements for Life-Saving Appliances – Outcome of MSC 89 and Outstanding Work to Prevent Accidents with Life-boats
Submission by ICS, BIMCO, IFSMA, IMCA, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO, ITF, NI, OCIMF, Sub-Committee On Ship Design And Equipment, 56th Session, Agenda Item 6, November 2011.
BMP4 was withdrawn in June 2018 and replaced by BMP5: Best Management Practices to Deter Piracy and Enhance Maritime Security in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. BMP4, which was developed by ICS and other shipping industry organisations, in cooperation with military navies, provided Best Management Practices (BMPs) to help companies and ships avoid becoming victims of piracy in the Gulf of Aden, off the Coast of Somalia and in the Western Indian Ocean. It offered specific, practical advice for companies in order to avoid, deter, or delay pirate attacks, and it was strongly supported by a broad coalition of industry and intergovernmental organisations.
ICS Comments to the New Zealand Productivity Commission
DSC 16/4/?? – Amendments to the IMSBC Code, Including Evaluation of Properties of Solid Bulk Cargoes – Measures to Improve Safe Transportation of Solid Bulk Cargoes
Submission by Intercargo, BIMCO, ICS, International Group of P & I Clubs, and IUMI, Sub-Committee on Dangerous Goods, Solid Cargoes and Containers, 16th Session, Agenda Item 4, July 2011.
The competence of seafarers is the most critical factor in the safe and efficient operation of ships, and has a direct impact on the safety of life at sea and the protection of the marine environment. This short brochure summarises what seafarers can expect from the updated Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW Convention), which entered into force on 1 January 2012.