Implementation of the Polar Code - Perspectives on the Code Five Years On

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2023
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Mcode
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en
Pages
13
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Proceedings of the International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions
Abstract
The IMO Polar Code is one of the first major pieces of maritime legislation to follow the IMO's goal-based standards framework. One of the basic principles stated by the IMO for goal-based standards is that they are "clear, demonstrable, verifiable, long-standing, implementable and achievable". This paper evaluates if this principle has been met by reviewing the Code text in the context of engineering solutions utilized in polar ship design practice. Experience of implementing the Code practically for several ship cases are used to provide a frame of reference. Challenges with implementing the Code are discussed by drawing on feedback from classification societies, administrations and designers involved in the Code's use. The means of verification of a ship's operational compliance with the Code - essentially how to ensure a level playing field for the maritime industry and a consistent level of safety is maintained - is identified as the core shortcoming.
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Goal-Based Standards, Polar Code, Risk, Winterization
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Hindley, R, Kujala, P & Hirdaris, S 2023, Implementation of the Polar Code - Perspectives on the Code Five Years On . in Proceedings of the International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions (POAC) . vol. 2023-June, Proceedings of the International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions, International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions (POAC), International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 12/06/2023 .