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A Practical Guide to Shipboard Inspections, First Edition

A Practical Guide to Shipboard Inspections helps shipping companies implement a systematic approach to inspections, better comply with industry regulations and ensure their ships navigate the seas safely and in a manner that protects the marine environment. The recommendations in this guide are relevant to all ship types. This first edition helps ship’s officers, crews and superintendents prepare for all types of inspections and understand how they interlink— including flag state, port state control, class and masters’ inspections. Firsthand tips from inspectors and a range of checklists are provided to help ship’s crew prepare for, conduct and close out inspections.

July 2024 Guidelines | 180

Global Health Emergency Guide: Helping Shipping Companies Prepare, Act and Recover

Provides a comprehensive and practical framework for shipping companies to get ahead and prepare for any future global health emergency. Each part (before, during and after) comes with a handy toolkit of more than 30 checklists, posters, templates and forms to help companies practically implement these protocols into their safety management system and deliver on their crisis management plan in the event of an outbreak.

July 2024 Guidelines | 180

Guidelines on the Application of the IMO International Safety Management (ISM) Code, Sixth Edition

ISM-related deficiencies are in the top three most-reported deficiencies by port state control authorities globally. The ICS Guidelines on the Application of the IMO International Safety Management (ISM) Code helps shipping companies comply with the code and provides practical guidance for designated persons ashore and crew to develop, implement and maintain an effective, user-friendly safety management system. The sixth edition adds a brand new chapter on internal audits, and an enhanced toolkit of checklists and templates.

May 2024 Guidelines | 170

Seafarer wellbeing under threat amid geopolitical conflict

Shipping charities and unions have aired concerns that seafarer’s safety and well-being is being overlooked as they get caught in the crosshairs of geopolitical conflict in the Gulf of Aden, Red Sea and Bab el-Mandeb Strait.

21 March 2024 News