The Polar Code I191E
by International Maritime Organization
The International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters has been developed to supplement existing IMO instruments in order to increase the safety of ships’ operation and mitigate the impact on the people and environment in the remote, vulnerable and potentially harsh polar waters. The Code acknowledges that polar water operation may impose additional demands on ships, their systems and operation beyond the existing requirements of Codes. It will come into effect in 2017 for new ships and 2018 for existing ships.