Shipping companies should take a mental health emergency as seriously as a physical one. A seafarer experiencing a mental health crisis might feel no longer able to cope. This is particularly true in the current pandemic. This document has tools to help shipping companies, Masters and seafarers handle such a situation and to spot suicidal behaviour.
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These guidelines have been produced to help shipping companies choose reputable manning agencies and to ensure that seafarers are recruited in line with the requirements of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC, 2006).
This first edition was withdrawn in April 2022 and replaced by the second edition. This document sets out principles for providing shore leave during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Multi-tasking ICS Chairman, Esben Poulsson's passion for the sea has moulded his leadership style for 50 years
The Nigerian Chamber of Shipping has become a full member of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).
The 2021 Seafarer Workforce Report from BIMCO and the International Chamber of Shipping warns that the industry must significantly increase training and recruitment levels if it is to avoid a serious shortage in the total supply of officers by 2026.
The Seafarer Workforce Report (previously known as the Manpower Report) is the industry standard resource for those seeking the market intelligence needed to develop crewing and training strategies fit for the future.
Video showing the action that took place for the ICS #ShoutOutForSeafarers campaign on the Day of the Seafarer, 25th June 2021
Mr Emanuele Grimaldi, Managing Director of the Grimaldi Group, long serving ICS Board member and immediate Vice Chairman, was named as ICS Chair - Designate following a decision by the ICS Board of Directors at a recent meeting, held 22-23 June.
Crew change crisis which swept the industry last year threatens to return, warns ICS chairman Esben Poulsson.