Polar Code Ready

Compliance and beyond

 

The International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (the "Polar Code") will come into force on January 1st 2017. The Polarcus Arctic fleet not only complies with the new mandatory IMO Polar Code, our green technologies and practices go beyond the environmental provisions.

 

 

 

  

Design & Construction

 

SHIP CATEGORIES

 

Categories based on operational profile define where a vessel may operate in polar waters. Year round or seasonal as well as anticipated ice concentration and age

STABILITY

 

Sufficient stability in ice accretion conditions

STRUCTURE

 

Ice strengthening in accordance with intended operational profile

DOUBLE HULL

 

No outer hull contact of oil, fuel, or noxious substances

 

 

Environmental

EMISSIONS TO SEA*

 

Green lubricants and hydraulic fluids
BWM-T compliant ballast water management systems
Zero untreated sewage discharge

EMISSIONS TO AIR*

 

No heavy fuel oil (HFO)
Low sulfur MGO to minimize SOx and Black Carbon
Certified emissions monitoring and reporting
SCR technology to reduce NOx

*Exceeding the IMO Polar Code

 

 

Operations & Manning

NAVIGATION

 

System for receiving information about ice conditions

CERTIFICATE & MANUAL

 

Required to have onboard a Polar Ship Certificate and the ship’s Polar Water Operational Manual

TRAINING

 

Bridge crew in charge of navigational watch must have completed appropriate basic training for open water and advanced training for other waters, including ice

PROCEDURES*

 

DNV GL qualified Arctic Operating Procedures

*Exceeding the IMO Polar Code

 

 

Equipment

WINTERIZATION

 

De-icing and anti-icing systems to remove ice and prevent its formation 

Evacuation routes and points of egress/ingress free of snow and ice accretion

Firefighting equipment and lifesaving apparatus operable in cold temperatures 

Design and arrangement of machinery and mooring equipment operable in cold temperatures

CLOTHING

 

Adequate thermal protection of all persons onboard