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Bridge Procedures Guide

Sixth Edition

£160 In stock

The new ICS Bridge Procedures Guide has been written to reflect the rapid technological advances taking place in the shipping industry and to equip users to deal with the digital transformation taking place on the bridge. 

For over 40 years, this bestselling Guide has reflected and defined current best practice on the bridges of merchant ships operating in all sectors and trades. Now in its sixth edition, it is widely acknowledged as the leading industry guidance on safe bridge procedures and is a recommended carriage on all vessels by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). 

Regularly used by Masters, watchkeeping officers, shipping companies, training institutions and accident investigators worldwide, the Guide continues to be an essential tool for those in charge of a navigational watch. 

Thoroughly revised and updated to be relevant to today’s international shipping landscape, the new edition provides clear guidance on best practice approaches to watchkeeping that make safe and effective use of modern technology, and embrace internationally agreed standards and recommendations adopted by the IMO.

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Cyber Security Workbook for On Board Ship Use

Third Edition

£225 In stock

This is a practical and easy to understand guide to support the Master and the ship’s crew with cyber security risk management. It provides detailed guidance on all aspects of cyber security protection, defence and response (including new sections on remote access, intrusion detection systems and engine department considerations). It also includes comprehensive checklists to assist with the practical, day-to-day management of onboard cyber security.

Cyber Security Workbook for On Board Ship Use is referenced in ISGOTT Sixth Edition as a source of practical guidance for Masters and ship’s crew (ref: ISGOTT 6, section 6.4, para.3).

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Seafarer Workforce Report

2021 Edition

£150 In stock

The Seafarer Workforce Report (previously known as the Manpower Report) is the industry standard resource for those seeking the market intelligence needed to develop crewing and training strategies fit for the future.

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Guide to Helicopter/Ship Operations

Fifth Edition

£160 In stock

The ICS Guide to Helicopter/Ship Operations is the industry standard best practice guide for shipping companies, ships’ crew and helicopter operators. Written for both those in the air and at sea, the Guide helps all those involved in these operations become familiar with the important technical aspects of these complex operations.

The fifth edition provides the latest guidance from industry experts in both the maritime and aviation sectors on standardised procedures and facilities for helicopter/ship operations worldwide, and encourages safe and efficient performance in the field. The Guide should be carried on board every ship and should be accessible to ships’ Masters, officers and crew, helicopter pilots and operators.

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Training Record Book for Ships’ Cooks

First Edition

£30 In stock

Food is crucial to maintaining the health and morale of crews. Without safe, nutritious and appealing food, seafarers would not be able to perform their duties effectively on board ship. The Training Record Book for Ships’ Cooks is the first global resource to help ships’ cooks demonstrate competency and record their training experience as they develop their careers. It is based on the International Labour Organization (ILO) Guidelines on the training of ships’ cooks, which implements the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC) Regulation 3.2.

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Maritime Security: A Comprehensive Guide for Shipowners, Seafarers and Administrations

First Edition

£180 In stock

Maritime security is an increasing concern for the shipping industry and security threats present real challenges to the entire global supply chain. This book provides a comprehensive guide to maritime security, setting out clearly the security threats, statutory requirements and guidance on how to conduct a thorough threat assessment for a voyage. A model ship security plan is also provided along with guidance on how to complete it. 

This first edition title replaces two previous publications: Maritime Security: Guidance for Ship Operators on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code (2003) and Model Ship Security Plan (2003).

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Drug Trafficking and Drug Abuse On Board Ship

Sixth Edition

£170 In stock

Provides guidance on how to combat drug trafficking at sea and to recognise the signs of drug use and dependence among crew members.  

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Protectionism in Maritime Economies Study: Full Report (Ebook only)

First Edition

£350 In stock

A global trade study which outlines the protectionist trade policies being implemented by governments worldwide.

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Tanker Safety Guide (Chemicals)

Fifth Edition

£435 In stock

The ICS Tanker Safety Guide (Chemicals) is the standard reference work for chemical tankers. Now in its fifth edition, the Guide provides chemical tanker operators and crew with up-to-date best practice guidance for safe and pollution-free operations on chemical tankers and oil tankers carrying chemical cargoes in accordance with MARPOL Annex II.

The fifth edition contains valuable new guidance on key safety issues and operations, is aligned with ISGOTT: International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals, Sixth Edition and provides new and improved ship/shore safety checklists. It should be carried on all chemical tankers and should be readily accessible by anyone involved in the carriage of chemicals on ships, including ship operators, cargo interests, training institutes and terminal operators.

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Peril at Sea and Salvage: A Guide for Masters

Sixth Edition

£155 In stock

The shipping industry has made great progress in the last twenty years in its goal to eliminate accidents, but the sea remains a challenging place to operate. When an emergency happens, the ship’s Master takes responsibility for dealing with the situation, acting decisively to protect lives and prevent or minimise damage to the ship, environment and cargo. 

A standard reference for Masters for forty years, this new edition of Peril at Sea and Salvage: A Guide for Masters reflects major changes that have taken place in the shipping industry since the last edition was published. It outlines the actions a Master should take when confronted with an emergency: from the initial assessment and immediate actions, through to towage or salvage arrangements, as may be necessary. It also explains the importance of prompt notification to relevant parties, particularly coastal States and the company. A section is included with recommendations for a company’s shore-based personnel.

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Engine Room Procedures Guide

First Edition

£155 In stock

The Engine Room Procedures Guide from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) provides authoritative and comprehensive guidance on engine room procedures, to ensure that engine rooms are operated and managed safely. Modelled on the globally recognised ICS Bridge Procedures Guide, this new publication is relevant to all merchant ships, and will be invaluable to Chief Engineers and members of the engineering team, as well as shipping companies and training institutions. The new ICS Guide is an essential reference tool which reinforces established best practices. It is recommended that a copy is carried on board every merchant ship.

The Engine Room Procedures Guide sets out routine engine room procedures and also includes useful checklists for the ship’s engineering team. It provides clear guidance on safe and environmentally responsible engine room operations and maintenance, supporting internationally agreed standards and recommendations adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

 

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International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT)

Sixth Edition

£385 In stock

Effective management of health, safety and environmental protection is critical to the tanker industry. This Sixth Edition of ISGOTT has been revised and updated by industry experts to provide essential guidance on current technology, best practice and legislation. It remains the definitive reference for the safe operation of oil tankers and the marine terminals they visit.

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Guidelines on the Application of the IMO International Safety Management (ISM) Code

Fifth Edition

£135 In stock

The International Safety Management (ISM) Code is a key mandatory requirement for merchant ships, critical to the improvement of maritime safety and environmental performance. The new fifth edition of Guidelines on the Application of the IMO International Safety Management (ISM) Code includes comprehensive advice on compliance with the ISM Code for anyone involved with developing, implementing and maintaining Safety Management Systems (SMS), which are critical to successful and efficient ship operations.

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Guidelines on the Application of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention

Third Edition

£115 In stock

More than five years have passed since the entry into force of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), which is now strictly enforced on a global basis and subject to Port State Control inspection. This ICS publication is the comprehensive and definitive guide to the MLC. The revised third edition – which is accompanied by an electronic version with a search function and additional useful material – addresses the wide range of MLC provisions including seafarers' contractual arrangements, manning agencies, working hours, health and safety, crew accommodation, catering standards and seafarers' welfare. It also covers the very latest MLC amendments and ILO guidance adopted since 2013 with respect inter alia to financial security and repatriation to prevent abandonment, changes to employment agreements to address piracy, training of ships' cooks, implementation of occupational health and safety provisions, and measures to prevent harassment and bullying.

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Tanker Safety Guide (Liquefied Gas)

Liquefied Gas

Third Edition

£435 In stock

The Tanker Safety Guide (Liquefied Gas) is the definitive industry best practice guidance for gas carrier operators, and a carriage requirement under the national regulations of many flag States. It is strongly recommended that a copy of the completely revised third edition is carried on board every ship engaged in the transportation of liquefied gas by sea.

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Guidance for the Preparation and Implementation of Garbage Management Plans

2nd Edition

£70 In stock

The ICS Garbage Management Plans is intended to assist shipping companies to comply with the latest requirements of IMO MARPOL Annex V (regarding treatment and disposal of garbage) and applicable ISM requirements. The second edition provides updated advice on requirements for ships to prepare and implement Garbage Management Plans, in line with some important IMO amendments which entered into force globally 2013, 2017 and in 2018. A copy should be carried on every ship.

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Personal Training and Service Record Book

Second Edition

£10 In stock

The second edition takes into account the entry into force of the ILO MLC and the STCW 2010 amendments. The book will assist companies maintain documentation and data relevant to seafarers employed on their ships, including their experience, training, medical fitness and competency in assigned duties. Seafarers can use the book to keep their own personal records of seagoing service, experience, qualifications and participation in drills and exercises on board ships. The Personal Training and Service Record Book enables qualified seafarers to maintain records of all STCW related training, and demonstrate competence to Port State Control inspectors or when seeking to re-validate qualifications.

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Ship to Ship Transfer Guide for Petroleum, Chemicals and Liquefied Gas

Fifth Edition

£275 In stock

The Guide provides advice for Masters, Marine Superintendents and others, such as STS service providers and transfer organisers, involved in the planning and execution of STS operations. Particular attention is given to the effective planning of operations and aspects including risk assessment, ship compatibility, and the management of workloads to minimise fatigue.

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On Board Training Record Book for Officers in Charge of an Engineering Watch (Engine Cadets)

Third Edition

£35 In stock

To help employers ensure compliance, ICS has updated its widely used On Board Training Record Book for Engine Cadets (Trainee Officer), to take account of the amended competence requirements in STCW 2010, which entered into force in January 2012. The revised Record Book takes full account of the new competence standards stipulated by STCW 2010, such as the application of leadership and team working skills and proactive measures to protect the marine environment. The training tasks included have been developed to ensure that cadets make the best use of their seagoing service, and to help supervising officers make an objective evaluation of whether cadets are competent.

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On Board Training Record Book for Officers in Charge of a Navigational Watch (Deck Cadets)

Third Edition

£35 In stock

To help employers ensure compliance, ICS has updated its widely used On Board Training Record Book for  Officers in Charge of a Navigational Watch (Deck Cadets), to take account of the amended competence requirements in STCW 2010, which entered into force in January 2012. The revised Book takes full account of the competence standards stipulated by STCW 2010, such as the use of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS), application of leadership and team working skills and proactive measures to protect the marine environment. The training tasks included have been developed to ensure that cadets make the best use of their seagoing service, and to help supervising officers make an objective evaluation of whether cadets are competent.

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On Board Training Record Book for Ratings Forming Part of an Engineering Watch and Ratings Qualifying as Able Seafarer Engine

Second Edition

£30 In stock

To help employers ensure compliance, ICS has updated its widely used On Board Training Record Book for Engine Cadets (Trainee Officer), to take account of the amended competence requirements in STCW 2010, which entered into force in January 2012. The revised Record Book takes full account of the new competence standards stipulated by STCW 2010, such as the application of leadership and team working skills and proactive measures to protect the marine environment. The training tasks included have been developed to ensure that cadets make the best use of their seagoing service, and to help supervising officers make an objective evaluation of whether cadets are competent.

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On Board Training Record Book for Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch and Ratings Qualifying As Able Seafarer Deck

Second Edition

£30 In stock

The 2010 amendments to the IMO STCW Convention, which entered into force in 2012, will make it mandatory for trainee deck ratings to use an approved training record book to provide evidence of structured on board training. To help employers ensure compliance ICS has updated its widely used On Board Training Record Book for Deck Ratings.

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Guidelines on the IMO STCW Convention and Code

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Third Edition

£70 In stock

This third edition of the Guidelines, which includes detailed advice on company obligations and compliance with the 2010 amendments of the STCW Convention governing seafarers' training, should be read by anyone connected with the employment and training of merchant seafarers. It has been fully updated to take account of technical developments, new training requirements for leadership and teamwork, enhanced refresher training for qualified seafarers, new competence standards for tanker personnel and for the new grade of Able Seafarer (Deck and Engine), new requirements for maintaining records of ratings' training, and to regulations regarding seafarers' minimum rest hours, applicable since 2012.

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Safe Transport of Containers by Sea

Guidelines on Best Practices

First Edition

£70 In stock

These new Guidelines have been published, in co-operation with the World Shipping Council, with a view to minimising the dangers to container ships, their crews, and all personnel involved with containers throughout the transport chain. They have been developed by an expert international industry working group in response to recent incidents involving container ships. The Guidelines recognise the safety responsibilities of ship operators, but also discuss the responsibilities of those involved with the correct packing and stuffing of the cargo into containers, the accurate labelling and declaration of the goods by cargo interests, and the weighing of loaded containers. In addition, they address the safe handling and stowage of containers when they are received by a port facility and are loaded on board a ship, and also cover the maintenance and inspection of the containers themselves.

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Shipping and the Environment: A Code of Practice

A Code of Practice

Fourth Edition

£35 In stock

This Code of Practice is a comprehensive summary of the environmental obligations of shipping companies as required by international regulations and includes a set of clear environmental standards by which shipping companies should operate. The Code also contains general information about the overall environmental performance of the international shipping industry and addresses potential sources of pollution from ships including oil, chemicals, garbage, ballast water and anti-fouling paints, as well as potential sources of atmospheric pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Ship/Shore Safety Checklist for Loading or Unloading Dry Bulk Cargo Carriers

£15 In stock

IMO approved ship/shore safety checklist for use by ship and terminal operators, incorporating guidance on completion and an example loading/unloading plan.

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Clean Seas Guide for Oil Tankers

Fourth Edition

£25 In stock

This publication describes the methods for retaining oil residues on board, to help ship staff comply with the oil discharge limits in MARPOL Annex 1. This book assists owners and operators of oil tankers, oil tanker crew, governments, port authorities, terminal operators, cargo shippers and cargo receivers.

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Prevention of Oil Spillages through Cargo Pumproom Sea Valves

Second Edition

£25 In stock

Now in its second edition, this book is a detailed study of the causes of oil spillages and includes a number of best practice recommendations to minimise the frequency of future spillages.

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