IMO Secretary-General experienced polar conditions at first hand during a recent visit to Antarctica (8-12 February).
As the Polar Code enters into force on 1 January 2017, this Regulatory News describes which ships and types are affected and the steps shipowners and managers should take.
The Norwegian Maritime Authority has issued the first certification of a Norwegian vessel according to the Polar Code.
After a successful survey, DNV GL and the Danish Maritime Authority can confirm that the AHTS Magne Viking, owned by Viking Supply Ships, is in compliance with the new IMO Polar Code.
At a high-level Arctic Summit, organised by The Economist magazine in Oslo on 12 March, ICS – the global trade association for merchant ship operators – highlighted important issues associated with the growth of Arctic shipping and expressed confidence in the industry’s environmental performance.