safety of navigation

CHAPTER SUMMARY
Chapter 9 contains measures to provide for safe navigation, including with respect to ships involved in operations with an icebreaker escort and the addition of certain navigational safety equipment. Ships must be able to receive up to date ice information. Additional equipment includes extra requirements for echo-sounding, non-magnetic directional equipment, search lights for detecting ice in darkness and red light signalling when in escort. This equipment must be capable of functioning at low temperatures. These are clearly set out in the Chapter 9 wording below, and in the Part 1B Additional Guidance.

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CHAPTER 9 –  SAFETY OF NAVIGATION: 
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life saving

CHAPTER SUMMARY
Chapter 8 contains requirements that provide for safe escape, evacuation and survival under various operating conditions. Provisions contained in this chapter of the Polar Code will apply to new and existing vessels if such vessels may encounter the conditions the provisions are intended to address. Requirements for partially or totally enclosed lifeboats are higher in the Polar Code than the current SOLAS requirements. This includes having specific requirements in place to assist with escape or evacuation in ice and snow conditions, and requirements for personal survival equipment that provide sufficient frostbite protection. These are clearly set out in the Chapter 8 wording below, and in the Part 1B Additional Guidance.


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machinery

CHAPTER SUMMARY
Chapter 6 identifies requirements for ensuring that the machinery installations used on board ships operating in Polar Regions are capable of functioning under low temperatures and anticipated environmental conditions. These are clearly set out in the Chapter 6 wording below, and in the Part 1B Additional Guidance.


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CHAPTER 6 –  MACHINERY INSTALLATIONS: 
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Fire safety

CHAPTER SUMMARY
Chapter 7 includes measures to ensure that fire safety systems and appliances are effective and operable, and that means of escape remain available under expected environmental conditions and at low air temperatures. These are clearly set out in the Chapter 7 wording below.


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watertight and weathertight

CHAPTER SUMMARY
Chapter 5 contains requirements to maintain the watertight and weathertight integrity of all closing appliances and doors on board a ship, including measures to remove or prevent ice accretion, prevention of freezing or excessive viscocity of operating liquids. The requirements also take into account in design that crew personnel operating closing appliances and doors will be wearing heavy wintered clothing, including thick mittens. These are clearly set out in the Chapter 5 wording below.

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CHAPTER 5 –  WATERTIGHT AND WEATHERTIGHT INTEGRITY: 
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