Infographic: Ins and Outs of IMO’s Polar Code

The International Code for ships operating in Polar waters, better known as the Polar Code, will enter into force on January 1, 2017, and will apply to ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters.

The Polar Code provides for safe ship operation and protects the environment by addressing the unique risks present in polar waters but not covered by other treaties. It is intended to cover the full range of shipping-related matters relevant to navigation in waters surrounding the two poles – ship design, construction and equipment; operational and training concerns; search and rescue; and, equally important, the protection of the unique environment and eco-systems of the polar regions.

Take a look at the new infographic, released by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which shows how the code protects the environment through various requirements and recommendations relating to oil, sewage, garbage, chemicals and invasive species:

How the Polar Code protects the environment (English infographic)-page-001Click to enlarge

World Maritime News Staff, Infographic: IMO

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