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Wednesday
Jan112017

A 2017 New Year’s Resolution with Global Impact: The Polar Code Enters into Force

The Polar Code, or more precisely, the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters entered into force on Jan. 1, 2017, marking an important milestone in global efforts to protect the polar ecosystems as well as the ships, crews, and maritime passengers transiting defined waters surrounding the poles.

According to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the mandatory Polar Code “sets out mandatory standards that cover the full range of design, construction, equipment, operational, training and environmental protection matters that apply to ships operating in the inhospitable waters surrounding the two poles.”

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