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Required reading for all - from board directors to ship operators

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The ICS Guide is widely acknowledged as the principal shipping-industry guidance on best practice for safe navigation and used by seafarers and training institutes worldwide.

A senior pilot I spoke to recently in a major North European port made clear that he thought that ship operating standards, on the bridge and on deck, were in too many cases lamentably low. He backed this up with numerous accounts of bad practice and near-disasters.

Those were, of course