Polar Code


The IMO Polar code entered into force on 1st January 2017 and applies to commercial ships over 500 GRT and all passenger ships that intend to operate in areas defined by the code as follows:

ARCTIC: In general, north of 60 but limited by a line from Greenland; south of 58N – north of Iceland, southern shore of Jan Mayer – Bjornoya – Cap Kanin Nos.

ANTARCTIC: South of 60.  

The aim is to provide for safe ship operation and protection of the polar environment by addressing vessels present in polar waters and not adequately mitigated by other instruments. CD Marine can assist owners and managers for compliance and training in order to achieve following Polar code requirements:

  • Design and construction
  • Equipment
  • Operation, certification and manuals
  • Environment requirements
  • Risk assessment process