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IMO Polar Code: preliminary review of first part (safely requirements)
Author:V.K. Shurpyak
Abstract

A review of safely requirements for ships operating in polar waters is presented, as found in the first part of the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (the so-called Polar Code) adopted by the Maritime Safely Committee of IMO (November 2014). The Polar Code development history is covered as well as the principles laid at the basis of this mandatory document, the main technical and organizational requirements contained in its first part are briefly formulated.

Key words: Polar Code, maritime safety, arctic shipping

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About author

Shurpyak Vladimir - PhD, FAI "Russian Maritime Register of Shipping", St. Petersburg

Issue: 38/39 (2015)

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UDC:  629.5.021.18
Pages:  8-17


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