Towards Guidelines for Antarctic Shipping: A Basis for Cooperation between the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Parties and the IMO
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the need for special measures to protect the safety of life, and to preserve the quality of the environment in the world’s circumpolar seas and oceans. These waters pose a number of unique challenges to shipping, due to their remoteness, extreme climatic conditions and unusual navigation hazards. Hitherto, safety has been managed in a piecemeal manner, with a large number of incompatible national systems of navigational control coupled with equally varied construction, equipment and crewing standards. The Polar Code harmonises all of these to ensure that all future operations in polar waters meet satisfactory and internationally-recognised minimum standards.2
KeywordsInternational Maritime Organisation Polar Code Exclusive Economic Zone Polar Water Antarctic Water
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