partIIA chapter1

CHAPTER SUMMARY
In Arctic waters any discharge into the sea of oil or oily mixtures from any ship shall be prohibited. Operations in Polar Waters, in accordance with MARPOL Annex I, must take into account procedures for oil or oily mixtures which must be documented in the Oil Record Books, manuals and the shipboard oil pollution emergency plan or the shipboard marine pollution emergency plan. Additionally, there are specific structural requirements for ships operating in Polar Waters. See full text of Chapter 1 below.

Additional Guidance for Chapter 1 (Part II-B):
The additional guidance advises operators on the selection of stern tube lubricants, such as non-toxic biodegradable lubricants or water-based systems, and make structural and engineering suggestions. See full text of additional guidance.


SUBMISSIONS


PART IIA: CHAPTER 1 – PREVENTION OF POLLUTION BY OIL: Full Polar Code text
As adopted from IMO - Full Polar Code text

POLAR CODE CHAPTERS: EXPLANATION AND SUBMISSIONS

 

litter flyer

Arctic Marine Litter Workshop
5-6 June 2018
Akureyri – Iceland

forsida finalThe Arctic Marine Litter Workshop was hosted by PAME, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Municipality of Akureyri.

The goal was to facilitate inputs to the development of PAME’s Desktop Study on Marine Litter including Microplastics in the Arctic, taking into account new developments and information as relevant. The desktop study will be released at the Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in May, 2019.

Workshop summary:
Summary report
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Workshop agenda:
Final agenda

Participants:
List of participants (as of May 29th)

For presenters:
Context and Guidence document for Presenters

Workshop documents: 

Background documents:


Aim of workshop:
To facilitate inputs to the 

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development of the desktop study, taking into account new developments and information as relevant.


Expected outcome:

  • Summary Workshop report
  • Inputs and next steps for the development of the desktop study

Presentations:
Session I: Opening
 - Co-leads presentation (Iceland, Norway, Sweden, AIA, OSPAR)

Session II: Main Legislative Frameworks
 - Demian Schane (NOAA)
 - Heidi Savelli (UNEP)

Session III: Marine Litter Literature
 - Joan Fabres (Grid-Arendal)
 - Geir Gabrielsen (Norwegian Polar Institute)
 - Sarah Da Silva (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
 - Demian Schane (on behalf of Whit Sheard (CCU)
 - Wouter-Jan Strietman (WagIMG 1760eningen Economic Research)
 - Jessica Veldstra (AIA)
 - Maria Granberg (Swedish Environmental Research Institute)
 - Peter Murphy (NOAA Marine Debris Program)
 - Nicole Kanayurak (ICC)
 - Melanie Bergmann (Alfred Wegener Institute)
 - Hrönn Ólína Jörundsdóttir (MATÍS)
 - Heidi Savelli (UNEP)
 - Charlotte Mogensen (OSPAR)
 - Bård Aarbakke (Clean Nordic Oceans)
 - Sarah Auffret (AECO)
 - Lu Zhibo (Tongji University)

Photos
Photos from the Workshop


Click here to read more about the Arctic Marine Litter project on the PAME website.


PAME gratefully acknowledges the support from the Nordic Council of Ministers to its Marine litter work.
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manning and training

CHAPTER SUMMARY
Chapter 12 includes requirements to help ensure that ships operating in polar waters are appropriately manned by adequately qualified, trained and experienced personnel. These are clearly set out in the Chapter 12 wording below.


SUBMISSIONS


CHAPTER 12 –  MANNING AND TRAINING: 
Full Polar Code text
As adopted from IMO - Full Polar Code text

POLAR CODE CHAPTERS: EXPLANATION AND SUBMISSIONS

part1b

CHAPTER SUMMARY
There is important additional guidance to Chapters 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11. There is also detailed additional guidance for important definitions under the Polar Code such as the Mean Daily High Temperature, the Mean Daily Average Temperature and the Mean Daily Low Temperature. For full text of Part I B Additional Guidance see below.


SUBMISSIONS


PART I-B: ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE REGARDING THE PROVISIONS OF THE INTRODUCTION AND PART I-A: 
Full Polar Code text
As adopted from IMO - Full Polar Code text






POLAR CODE CHAPTERS: EXPLANATION AND SUBMISSIONS

 

communication

CHAPTER SUMMARY
Chapter 10 provides for effective communications for ships and survival craft during normal and emergency situations, including explicit requirements for search and rescue (SAR) and telemedical assistance communications. Communication equipment on board shall have the capabilities for ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore communication, taking into account the limitations of communications systems in high latitudes and the anticipated low temperature. There must also be specific sound signalling equipment for use when under escort. Low temperature capability of communication equipment must be demonstrated by both ships and survival crafts. In respect of survival craft, equipment must be operable for the maximum expected time of rescue. These are clearly set out in the Chapter 10 wording below, and in the Part 1B Additional Guidance.

SUBMISSIONS


CHAPTER 10 –  COMMUNICATION: 
Full Polar Code text

As adopted from IMO - Full Polar Code text


POLAR CODE CHAPTERS: 
EXPLANATION AND SUBMISSIONS