Read a summary of remarks from a Coast Guard Polar Code expert at a recent symposium. Highlights include the Polar Code boundary, standards for ice strengthening, Polar Water Operations Manual, challenges in polar waters and Arctic marine casualties.
Adm. Paul Zukunft talks about maritime operations in the Arctic, updates on the Coast Guard mission there and the challenges ahead regarding operations in polar waters.
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.
Update on the environmental requirements in the Polar Code regarding mandatory requirements for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters.