Pact to check po­lar ac­tiv­ity

Down to Earth - - THE FORTNIGHT -

THE IN­TER­NA­TIONAL Mar­itime Or­ga­ni­za­tion's Mar­itime Safety Com­mit­tee signed the Po­lar Code and other amend­ments to the Safety of Line at Sea Con­ven­tion at a meet­ing at its London head­quar­ters. The mea­sure was taken as a pre­cau­tion to pro­tect peo­ple and the en­vi­ron­ment as shipping has been pre­dicted to in­crease in the Arc­tic. The Po­lar Code cov­ers the full range of de­sign, con­struc­tion, equip­ment, op­er­a­tional, train­ing, search and res­cue and en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion mat­ters rel­e­vant to ships op­er­at­ing in the wa­ters sur­round­ing the two poles.

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