The Coast Guard published a policy letter to provide guidance for the training of personnel on ships subject to the international code for ships operating in polar waters and provide a level of safety taking into account the challenges specific to the unique polar environment.
12/8/2014: IMO adopts Polar Code safety requirements
The International Maritime Organization finalized the Polar Code and adopted amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea which will create mandatory safety requirements for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters.
10/20/2014: IMO approves draft Polar Code environmental requirements
Update on the environmental requirements in the Polar Code regarding mandatory requirements for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters.
9/5/2014: Coast Guard speaks on the Polar Code in Alaska
Coast Guard officials joined regional stakeholders on August 29, 2014 in Anchorage, Ala. to talk about the Polar Code, an international code for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters.
8/18/2014: Polar Code workshop after-action: Environmental considerations
In a continuing Polar Code series, the Coast Guard provided updates to the environmental part of the Polar Code.