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Polar Code

Our wealth of arctic expertise will help you comply with the Polar Code.

The Polar Code is different to most existing regulation because it is, in part, goal-based rather than prescriptive. LR can make it easier for you to navigate your way to compliance.


With new operators starting to explore the polar regions, and following several incidents in recent years, there has been a drive towards increasing the safety of vessel design and operations. Furthermore, an increased perception that there is easier access to these regions and that they are more navigable, has increased shipping traffic. This has been a catalyst for protecting the sensitive polar environment from the effects of shipping. Regulatory frameworks are working to keep pace and, as such, the Polar Code will come into effect from the 1st January 2017 for new construction projects and from the 1st January 2018 for existing ships in service.

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We are your partner in complying with the Polar Code and you can access our wealth of arctic expertise to get exactly what you need, when you need it. Our interactive toolkit allows you to work through the Code on your own terms and you can download our free guidance, templates and examples to help you understand and meet your compliance needs.

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