The Nautical Institute issued a new guidance for polar shipping, called “Polar Ship Operations – a practical guide.” In the guidance, Captain Duke Snider FNI describes the challenges when sailing in polar seas.
Operating ships in ice requires knowledge, skills and awareness; particularly when sailing in waters affected by hard multi-year and glacial ice. If things go wrong, little help will be available in polar regions, so mariners must be self-sufficient.
Captain Duke Snider FNI describes the human, technical, environmental and operational challenges of transiting polar seas. This new edition has been updated to take account of IMO’s Polar Code, which came into force in 2017.
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These changes in the Polar Code have affected polar shipping both directly and indirectly, and the new edition tries to be up to date with the new changes that are happening.
See “Polar Ship Operations – a practical guide,” for more information.