Are lifesaving appliances adapted to the Polar Code?
The Polar Code (Edition 2016) has been implemented since 1st of January 2017. It´s over one year now and I asked myself what has the industry done to meet the requirements drawn up in this code?
I have been lucky to participate in the SARex 2 expedition which has taught me a lot about the challenges of surviving in areas described in the Polar Code. (See below for report reference) I have been involved in many deliveries of lifeboats, rescue boats and launching systems (davits) installed on vessels operating in areas described in the Code. Each delivery had its own mitigations, those mitigations being based on how much focus the ship owner / shipyards have given to this issue. Ba...
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