IMO has adopted the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) and related amendments to make it mandatory under both the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL).
The Polar Code is expected to enter into force on 1 January 2017. This marks an historic milestone in the Organization’s work to protect ships and people aboard them, both seafarers and passengers, in the harsh environment of the waters surrounding the two poles.
Below graphics from IMO are to illustrate what does the Polar Code mean for ship safety and for environment protection:
Read the IMO article here.
Medea has a long track-record in the management, maintenance and operation of vessel operating in Antarctic waters and prepared gap analysis for existing ICE class ships.