THE International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published a new edition of its Personal Training and Service Record book to help qualified seafarers and their employers maintain a comprehensive record of training and seagoing service.
ICS director of policy Simon Bennett said good record keeping of training and seagoing experience is essential to support a seafarer’s career at sea, and it is vital that shipping companies and seafarers are able to use a standard international book.
“This new edition of the ICS record book, which includes a record of participation in drills, will also help during port state control inspections and when seafarers seek to revalidate their certificates, as well as supporting shipping companies’ ISM Code processes.”
The revision of the new book takes into account of the latest requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, as well as developments such as the entry into force of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention.
This latest ICS book, which is for use by all grades of qualified seafarers, supplements a series of ICS training record books for trainee officers and ratings, in both the deck and engine departments.
Employers can buy the new edition of the ICS Personal Training and Service Record Book for £5.