manning and training

CHAPTER SUMMARY
Chapter 12 includes requirements to help ensure that ships operating in polar waters are appropriately manned by adequately qualified, trained and experienced personnel. These are clearly set out in the Chapter 12 wording below.


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communication

CHAPTER SUMMARY
Chapter 10 provides for effective communications for ships and survival craft during normal and emergency situations, including explicit requirements for search and rescue (SAR) and telemedical assistance communications. Communication equipment on board shall have the capabilities for ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore communication, taking into account the limitations of communications systems in high latitudes and the anticipated low temperature. There must also be specific sound signalling equipment for use when under escort. Low temperature capability of communication equipment must be demonstrated by both ships and survival crafts. In respect of survival craft, equipment must be operable for the maximum expected time of rescue. These are clearly set out in the Chapter 10 wording below, and in the Part 1B Additional Guidance.

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life saving

CHAPTER SUMMARY
Chapter 8 contains requirements that provide for safe escape, evacuation and survival under various operating conditions. Provisions contained in this chapter of the Polar Code will apply to new and existing vessels if such vessels may encounter the conditions the provisions are intended to address. Requirements for partially or totally enclosed lifeboats are higher in the Polar Code than the current SOLAS requirements. This includes having specific requirements in place to assist with escape or evacuation in ice and snow conditions, and requirements for personal survival equipment that provide sufficient frostbite protection. These are clearly set out in the Chapter 8 wording below, and in the Part 1B Additional Guidance.


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safety of navigation

CHAPTER SUMMARY
Chapter 9 contains measures to provide for safe navigation, including with respect to ships involved in operations with an icebreaker escort and the addition of certain navigational safety equipment. Ships must be able to receive up to date ice information. Additional equipment includes extra requirements for echo-sounding, non-magnetic directional equipment, search lights for detecting ice in darkness and red light signalling when in escort. This equipment must be capable of functioning at low temperatures. These are clearly set out in the Chapter 9 wording below, and in the Part 1B Additional Guidance.

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Fire safety

CHAPTER SUMMARY
Chapter 7 includes measures to ensure that fire safety systems and appliances are effective and operable, and that means of escape remain available under expected environmental conditions and at low air temperatures. These are clearly set out in the Chapter 7 wording below.


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