Polar Code for Superyachts in 2017

Kim Hollamby
Thursday, 17 November 2016

A new IMO code will affect ships and any commercially coded superyachts over 500 GT wishing to enter the Polar regions from next year onwards.

By Kim Hollamby: METSTRADE Online Community reporter

Compliance is graded into three categories. Category C has the least onerous requirements but might not enable a superyacht to gain the necessary permissions to explore more challenging waters. Category B is likely to be adopted for Polar exploration yachts.

James Roy, Yacht Design Director at BMT Nigel Gee Ltd provided a comprehensive overview of the Polar Code on the METSTRADE InnovationLAB and you can see video highlights and his Powerpoint presentation here.

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