Aim to safeguard the health of seafarers and guarantee the safe operations of maritime trade – offering governments and the general public reassurance that seafarers can embark and disembark ships safely. Published by ICS, IMHA and INTERTANKO.
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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.
Provides authoritative and comprehensive guidance on engine room procedures, to ensure that ships’ engine rooms are operated and managed safely while protecting the environment.
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.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance for Ship Operators for the Protection of the Health of Seafarers v2
Guidance to support all types of ships which operate in international waters. Note: This second version from May 2020 has been replaced by an updated version 'Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Ship Operators for the Protection of the Health of Seafarers, v3'
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidelines for Ensuring a Safe Shipboard Interface Between Ship and Shore-Based Personnel
Guidelines from ICS and other major bodies addressing major concerns and expectations of ships’ crews and shore-based personnel during the coronavirus pandemic through the implementation of practical, risk-based measures. Guidelines – May 2020
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.
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
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/
BMP West Africa: Best Management Practices to Deter Piracy and Enhance Maritime Security off the Coast of West Africa including the Gulf of Guinea
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.