IMO: draft Polar Code approved at Maritime Safety Committee session

IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has approved, in principle, the draft Polar Code and related amendments to make the Code mandatory under SOLAS, with a view to formal adoption at its next session in November. The MSC also adopted important SOLAS amendments related to inert gas systems as well as amendments to a number of treaties to bring into force the mandatory IMO audit scheme. Work on passenger ship safety also continued. More details on the result of the 93rd session of the Maritime Commitee can be found here.
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