Tag: antarctic

2/10/2016: Guidelines for training of personnel on ships subject to the Polar Code

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: Coast Guard regional perspective

In a continuing Polar Code series, the Coast Guard provides regional, Alaskan, perspective at a Polar Code workshop in Seattle.

8/15/2014: IMO Polar Code workshop: after-action report

The Coast Guard hosted a workshop on the Polar Code in Seattle. For those who could not attend, Maritime Commons is providing an after-action blog post for each of the Coast Guard spokespersons that presented at the workshop.

7/1/2014: Public workshop for IMO’s development of a mandatory code for ships operating in Polar Waters

The Coast Guard will hold a public workshop on topics related to the development of a mandatory code for ships operating in polar waters by the International Maritime Organization.

6/18/2014: Coast Guard outlines 2014 Arctic priorities

Today, the Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard, Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger presented the service’s 2014 Arctic priorities in support of the Coast Guard’s Arctic Strategy.

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