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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

Engine Room Procedures Guide, Second Edition

The Engine Room Procedures Guide provides authoritative and comprehensive guidance on engine room procedures, to ensure that ships’ engine rooms are operated and managed safely while protecting the environment. A companion to the globally recognised ICS Bridge Procedures Guide, the Engine Room Procedures Guide can be used on all types of merchant ship. The second edition includes the latest safe procedures for handling liquefied natural gas, enclosed space entry, and preparing for port state inspections.

February 2024 Guidelines

MEPC 81-7-15 – Comments on document MEPC 81/7/4

Agenda: REDUCTION OF GHG EMISSIONS FROM SHIPS. Submitted by Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands (Kingdom of the), Norway, Switzerland, United States, ICS, OCIMF, INTERTANKO, INTERCARGO, IPIECA, RINA, IBIA, WSC, Pacific Environment, SGMF, IWSA, EDF and ZESTAs

26 January 2024 Submission