Bühler GmbHMultimodal 2022Port of StocktonVan AalstTOC EventsVigan
  • Vigan
  • Van Aalst
  • Cleveland Cascades Ltd
  • Sailors Society
  • Multimodal 2022
  • The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology

ICS launches engine room safety guidance

ICS launches engine room safety guidance

(Posted on 06/07/20)

The design, complexity and arrangement of engine rooms across the global shipping fleet vary far more widely than for bridges, and yet until today there has been no dedicated guidance for safe engine room operations. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has met this challenge and published the ICS Engine Room Procedures Guide.

Unique in the industry, the Guide provides authoritative and comprehensive guidance on engine room procedures, to ensure that ships’ engine rooms are operated and managed safely while at the same time continuing to protect the environment.

Modelled on the globally recognised ICS Bridge Procedures Guide, the guidance in this important new publication is relevant for all types of merchant ship and will be an invaluable tool for Chief Engineers and other members of the engineering team, as well as shipping companies and training institutions. It also operates as an essential reference tool which reinforces established best practice throughout the global industry.

“Engine rooms are complex environments where even minor mistakes can have serious consequences,” says Sunil Krishnakumar, Senior Technical Adviser at ICS and project leader. “With clear information on simple yet vital procedures, following the guidance in the Engine Room Procedures Guide can avoid costly damages running into millions - and more importantly loss of life.

“The Guide has been created with the help of an expert panel from all sectors of the industry. We know that serious incidents still occur in engine rooms, even during basic procedures. This new best practice guidance on engine room management sets down basic procedures and should therefore help to further improve on board safety standards, environmental performance and compliance with IMO regulations.”

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 operation and maintenance, supporting internationally agreed standards and recommendations adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

It is recommended that a copy is carried on board every merchant ship. The Engine Room Procedures Guide can be purchased from ICS Publications at £155.

Latest News

ClassNK releases PrimeShip-HULL 2022 for new structural rules

(Posted on 12/05/22)

Leading classification society ClassNK has released its design support system “PrimeShip-HULL... Read more


International segments drive solid Algoma performance

(Posted on 05/05/22)

Algoma Central Corporation has reported its results for the three months ended March 31, 2022. Revenues... Read more


Report highlights INTERCARGO members’ commitment to quality

(Posted on 05/05/22)

The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (INTERCARGO) has launched the thirteenth edition... Read more


ClassNK issues AiP for ammonia-ready LNG-fuelled bulk carrier

(Posted on 27/04/22)

Leading Classification Society ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for the design of an... Read more


Inmarsat combats rising maritime cybercrime with fleet secure UTM

(Posted on 27/04/22)

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has launched Fleet Secure Unified... Read more


Bulk shipping offering between UAE and Bangladesh

(Posted on 20/04/22)

AD Ports Group has announced that its feeder service, SAFEEN Feeders, has signed a long-term trade facilitation... Read more


CMS and MHSS to support seafarers impacted by Ukraine war

(Posted on 20/04/22)

Columbia Shipmanagement, together with its owning company and its clients, have raised an unprecedented... Read more


Blue Fin Shipping orders six combi freighters from Damen

(Posted on 14/04/22)

Impressed by the outstanding performance of the first two Combi Freighters 3850, German ship owner Blue... Read more


New ICS training resource to plug on board technology gap

(Posted on 14/04/22)

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has launched a new resource designed to help ship operators... Read more


Swedish Club’s loss prevention solutions at the touch of a button

(Posted on 14/04/22)

The Swedish Club has just launched a brand new version of its hugely popular Swedish Club OnLine portal... Read more


CimbriaTBA GroupTelestackSailors SocietyThe Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology Port of South Louisiana
  • Telestack
  • Cimbria
  • TOC Events

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping