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Convention : MARPOL Annex I Oil Pollution, MARPOL Annex II NLS, MARPOL Annex IV Sewage, MARPOL Annex V Garbage, POLAR Code International code of safety for ships operating in polar waters , SOLAS CH I General Provisions
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1. Entry into force
The Polar Code will take effect on 1 January 2017 upon entry into force of:
This Code consists of Introduction, parts I and II. The Introduction contains mandatory provisions applicable to both parts I and II.
4. Application - Part II-A Pollution prevention measures
Pollution prevention measures of Polar Code apply to ships operating in polar waters, certified or to which MARPOL Annexes I, II, IV and V apply, as appropriate.
All ships (new and existing) operating in polar waters shall comply on 1 January 2017 (EIF of amendments to MARPOL Annex I, Annex II, Annex IV and Annex V) with the relevant operational and structural requirements of the Polar Code.
5. Overview of the provisions
What does the Polar Code mean for ship safety
How the Polar Code protects the environment:
6. Safety measures - Operational assessment / Polar Water Operational Manual – first step for compliance process
In order to establish procedures or operational limitations, an assessment of the ship and its equipment shall be carried out by the Owner (for existing ships).
This assessment shall be performed as a first step for compliance process, taking into consideration the following: