Water Sanitation Health

Guide to ship sanitation (third edition)

Global reference on health requirements for ship construction and operation

Publication details

Editors: World Health Organization
Number of pages: 171
Publication date: April 2011
Languages: English, Spanish
ISBN: 978 92 4 154669 0



The primary aim of the revised Guide to ship sanitation is to present the public health significance of ships in terms of disease and to highlight the importance of applying appropriate control measures. The guide is intended to be used as a basis for the development of national approaches to controlling the hazards that may be encountered on ships, as well as providing a framework for policy-making and local decision-making.

The guide may also be used as reference material for regulators, ship operators and ship builders, as well as a checklist for understanding and assessing the potential health impacts of projects involving the design of ships.