Submission by Republic of Liberia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO, Cruise Line International Association (CLIA), GlobalMET, International Maritime Pilot's Association (IMPA), Intercargo, Intertanko, International Federation of Shipmasters' Associations (IFSMA), International Parcel Tankers Association (IPTA) and International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF), Sub-Committee On Radiocommunications and Search and Rescue, 16th Session, Agenda Item 11, January 2012.
Submission by Dominica, Liberia, Marshall Islands, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), Intercargo, Intertanko, International Federation of Shipmasters' Associations (IFSMA), International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), International Parcel Tankers Association (IPTA), Nautical Institute (NI), and Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF).
Sub-Committee On Ship Design And Equipment
Agenda Item 3
BMP4 was withdrawn in June 2018 and replaced by BMP5: Best Management Practices to Deter Piracy and Enhance Maritime Security in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea.
BMP4, which was developed by ICS and other shipping industry organisations, in cooperation with military navies, provided Best Management Practices (BMPs) to help companies and ships avoid becoming victims of piracy in the Gulf of Aden, off the Coast of Somalia and in the Western Indian Ocean. It offered specific, practical advice for companies in order to avoid, deter, or delay pirate attacks, and it was strongly supported by a broad coalition of industry and intergovernmental organisations.
The competence of seafarers is the most critical factor in the safe and efficient operation of ships, and has a direct impact on the safety of life at sea and the protection of the marine environment. This short brochure summarises what seafarers can expect from the updated Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW Convention), which entered into force on 1 January 2012.
This fourth edition was removed from sale in March 2021 and replaced by the Guide to Helicopter/Ship Operations, Fifth Edition.
The fourth edition of the Guide to Helicopter/Ship Operations reflects current best practice in the international shipping and aviation industries, and supersedes the third edition. The Guide has been fully updated with extensive guidance regarding the role and responsibilities of both the ship and helicopter, using expert advice from the aviation industry.
The ICS/WSC Guidelines reflect the good practices already undertaken by the majority of responsible companies, all consolidated to provide a useful resource that should benefit all concerned with the safe transport of containers.
The Guide, which describes the procedures used to retain oil residues on board, is intended to help shipboard personnel comply with the oil discharge limitations that are contained in Annex 1 of MARPOL. The 1973 MARPOL convention, as amended by its 1978 Protocol, is the international instrument controlling pollution from ships.