Interview with IMO's Lee Adamson on Polar Code
Ships operating in the North and South Poles will have to follow a mandatory international code of safety being developed by a UN agency.
The Polar Code is being drafted by the International Maritime Organization.
It covers all aspects of polar navigation for international shipping including design, construction, equipment, seafarer training, search and rescue protocols and environmental protection matters.
IMOs Lee Adamson explains why IMO is developing a new mandatory code for ships operating in polar waters, in a UN Radio interview.