The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is hopeful progress can now be made towards improving the facilitation of shore leave and crew transfers for the world’s 1.5 million merchant seafarers, who collectively transport about 90% of world trade. This follows important recommendations by an International Labour Organization (ILO) tripartite meeting of employers, seafarers’ unions and governments in Geneva last week, at which ICS co-ordinated the shipowners’ representation.
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Leaflet prepared jointly by ICS, IMO and UNHCR providing guidance on relevant legal provisions, and on practical procedures to ensure the prompt disembarkation of survivors of rescue operations, and measures to meet their specific needs, particularly in the case of refugees and asylum-seekers.
This shipping industry Guidance was initially published in 2014 by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) in response to the large number of migrants attempting to get to Europe and requiring rescue by merchant ships in the Mediterranean. This second edition has been updated to take account of the experience of shipping companies, Masters and crews. It is also is also supported by the following industry organisations: ASF, ECSA, ETF, ITF, CLIA, Intercargo, Intermanager, Intertanko and IPTA.
Submitted by Japan and International Chamber of Shipping, Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment, 2nd Session , Agenda Item 19, January 2015.
Speaking at a high level Dialogue on Protection at Sea, hosted by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has called on governments to address the growing refugee and migrant crisis in the Mediterranean.
In response to the continuing crisis in the Mediterranean, necessitating commercial ships to rescue tens of thousands of migrants and refugees during 2014, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published new Guidance on Large Scale Rescue Operations at Sea,
A fully updated edition of the definitive industry guidance on the safe operation of chemical tankers has just been published by the shipping industry’s global trade association, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).
HTW 2/10/[X] – Review of STCW Passenger Ship Specific Safety Training – Comments on the Report of the Correspondence Group
Submitted by ICS, CLIA and INTERFERRY, Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping, 2nd Session, Agenda Item 10, December 2014.
PPR 2/5/3 – Guidelines for Port State Control under the 2004 BWM Convention, Including Guidance on Ballast Water Sampling and Analysis
Submitted by Croatia, Denmark, Singapore, ICS and INTERFERRY, Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response, 2nd Session , Agenda Item 5, November 2014.
SSE 2/16/X – Any Other Business – Requirements for periodic servicing and maintenance of lifeboats and rescue boats, launching appliances and release gear
Submitted by Liberia, Panama, BIMCO, CLIA, ICS, IFSMA, IMCA, IPTA, INTERTANKO, Intercargo, Interferry, ITF and the NI, Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment, 2nd Session, Agenda Item 16, December 2014.