International Chamber of Shipping ebooks

ICS offers many of its publications in both print and ebook formats.

The ebooks are currently available through the Witherby Seamanship Library – a purpose-built ebook reader with all the essential functions built in.

ICS publications available as ebooks
  • Bridge Procedures Guide
  • Engine Room Procedures Guide
  • Guidance for the Preparation and Implementation of Garbage Management Plans
  • Guide to Helicopter/Ship Operations
  • Guidelines on the Application of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention
  • Guidelines on the Application of the IMO International Safety Management (ISM) Code
  • Guidelines on the IMO STCW Convention and Code
  • Maritime Security
  • Manpower Report
  • Model Ship Security Plan
  • Personal Training and Service Record Book
  • Safe Transport of Containers by Sea
  • Ship/Shore Safety Checklist for Loading or Unloading Dry Bulk Cargo Carriers
  • Shipping and the Environment: A Code of Practice
  • Tanker Safety Guide: Chemicals
  • Tanker Safety Guide: Liquefied Gas
How to buy
  • Booksellers
  • International Chamber of Shipping Members
    • Order online at Use the coupon code ICSMEMBER at checkout for 20% off ICS ebooks.
  • All other customers
    • Order online at or through your maritime bookseller.
Purchasing options
  • Stand-alone single user licence sold at the normal RRP.
  • Office network licence: 5, 10 and 15 user licences available.
  • Ship’s licence: any number of PCs with access to the ship’s network can access the ship’s digital library at 1.5 x the RRP.
System requirements
  • Windows XP SP2/SP3 / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8, 8.1, 8.1 update (except RT Tablets) / Windows 10 Operating System (32 bits or 64 bits).
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0 or 3.5 (preinstalled in Vista/Windows 7, otherwise installed by the program). You can check the framework(s) installed on your PC using the following utility.
  • Hard disc space required by the program: approximately 100 MB.
  • Hard disc space required by each ebook: approximately 1 MB to 50 MB depending on the content (average size = 5 MB).
  • Minimum 1024 x 768 resolution.

Network ebooks run from a shared network folder on an Intranet. To obtain a network ebook Reader disc (the network version is not available for download), please contact Witherby Publishing. Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Services) and virtual environments are not supported.