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Good housekeeping is essential to a safe workplace onboard a vessel. The appearance of ships and shipboard equipment on the outside suggests how well things are operating on the inside, and more importantly contributes to the health, safety and happiness of the vessel and crew. Housekeeping oversights rarely go unnoticed during port state control or vetting inspections, ISM audits and condition surveys. A well-kept vessel is sure to make a good first impression.

The American Club is pleased to present Good Housekeeping - A Pocket Guide in English, Spanish, new Mandarin and traditional Mandarin. The Guide provides valuable good housekeeping tips for maintaining ships to ensure a safe workplace onboard and we encourage our Members to disseminate copies to all crew onboard as for all seafarers, sweep and swab is part of the job!