Digitalisation of shipping and on how it is affecting the infrastructure of the industry will be the focus of a webinar on 11 November / Second edition of the Cyber Security Workbook for On Board Ship Use launched.
Chinese translation of the Annual Review 2020. 年度报告 - 海上英雄
The Review explores, in depth, the significant issues faced by the industry in 2020, including: The impact of COVID-19 and the intensifying crew change crisis – COVID-19 related restrictions on travel and the ability to rotate crew, leaving 400,000 seafarers stranded at sea. Efforts to decarbonise shipping, including the ongoing negotiations at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the radical industry proposal for a USD 5 billion fund to accelerate the R&D of zero-carbon technologies.
In 2019, a new edition of the ICS Guidelines for Owners and Masters on Prevention of Drug Trafficking and Drug Abuse on board ships was published. It has already sold over 12,000 copies, demonstrating how seriously this matter is taken by shipping companies.
Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea remains the principal security threat faced by the shipping industry. Dozens of seafarers are kidnapped each year, and held for ransom in terrible conditions ashore. ICS believes that piracy can and should be suppressed for the benefit of shipping and the region.
This booklet has been prepared as a guide to the voluntary societies involved in port-based welfare globally. It is intended to outline the responsibilities of the authorities and other organisations that might become involved when problems are identified aboard a vessel whilst in port.
This new edition covers a range of topical issues including gas detection, the toxicity and the toxic effects of petroleum products (including benzene and hydrogen sulphide), the generation of static electricity and stray currents, fire protection and the growing use of mobile electronic technology.
London: Friday, 7 June 2018. Members of the shipping community, Flag States and Agencies from Gulf of Guinea gathered at the Headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for a day-long symposium on Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea.