The safety of ships operating in the harsh, remote and vulnerable polar areas and the protection of the pristine environments around the two poles have always been a matter of concern for IMO and many relevant requirements, provisions and recommendations have been developed over the years.
IMO has adopted the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) and related amendments to make it mandatory under both the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL).
The Polar Code marks an historic milestone in the Organization’s work to protect ships and people aboard them, both seafarers and passengers, in the harsh environment of the waters surrounding the two poles.
Daniamant’s popular lifebuoy light range has been tested to -52oC in readiness for use in these extreme conditions and joins Daniamant’s RL5 Liferaft light, SL-400 External Lifeboat Light, SL-500 Internal Lifeboat Light and the Rescue Master 12V. All now suitable for the Polar regions. Daniamant will continue testing other products to ensure we have a full prdouct offering.
Certificates for this testing are now available on the website for download.
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