Thinking of sailing to the Arctic or Antarctic any time soon? Then you’ll need to know about the new “Polar Code”, being developed for ships and yachts. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is developing a draft mandatory “International Code of Safety for Ships Operating in Polar Waters”. It will be referred to as the Polar Code.
The new code will cover the full range of design, construction, equipment, operational, training, search and rescue, and environmental protection matters relevant to ships and yachts operating in the remote waters surrounding the two poles. Read More