June 2021

Guide to Helicopter/Ship Operations Fifth Edition

Helicopter on helipad on a ship

The ICS Guide 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, it 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. This Guide should be carried on board every ship and should be accessible to ships’ Masters, officers and crew, helicopter pilots and operators.