The purpose of the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied
Gases in Bulk (IGC Code) is to provide an international standard for the safe carriage, by sea in bulk, of
liquefied gases and certain other substances that are listed in chapter 19.
Through consideration of the products carried, it prescribes the design and construction standards of the
ships involved and the equipment they should carry to minimize the risk to the ship, its crew and the