Polar Shipping Update - Canada Adopts the Polar Code
We are pleased to report that Canada has at the end of last year adopted the Polar Code, annexing the same by way of 'The Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations', to its 'CANADA SHIPPING ACT' 2001', 'ARCTIC WATERS POLLUTION PREVENTION ACT'.
The Regulations are now in force in Canada. Please find attached a link to the same published in the Canada Gazette.
Members are kindly also invited to visit the polar page on the UK P&I Club's website for additional information on the Polar Code and other treaties and articles providing guidelines for trading to the Poles.
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