UPDATE: Read key takeaways from Coast Guard presenters at a recent Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee meeting on the potential marine debris impacts of opening shipping routes in the Arctic.
Read about Arctic initiatives including the Arctic Waterway Safety Committee and the new Executive Order to enhance coordination of national efforts!
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.
The Coast Guard gathered top agency officials to discuss strategic plans for responding to a potential spill of national significance in the Arctic.
Update on the environmental requirements in the Polar Code regarding mandatory requirements for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters.