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DNV GL approves first IMO Polar Code compliant vessel

DNV GL approves first IMO Polar Code compliant vessel
DNV GL has approved the first vessel to comply with IMO Polar Code, AHTS Magne Viking, owned by Viking Supply Ships.

The Magne Viking AHTS, designed to be capable of operations in harsh environment offshore regions as well as Arctic/Sub-Arctic operations, was already compliant with the IMO requirements after Viking Supply Ships decided to implement the IMO Polar Code early on.

“As this vessel was already winterized and built for operation in cold climate, most of the additional requirements in the Polar Code were already fulfilled before we started the implementation process,” said Viking Supply Ships project director Andreas Kjøl.

“Having followed the development of the Polar Code for some years, it is a great achievement to finally survey the first vessel to comply with the Code” said Morten Mejlænder-Larsen, responsible for Arctic and Polar activities at DNV GL – Maritime.

The IMO Polar Code is mandatory for all SOLAS vessels entering Arctic and Antarctic waters from 1 January 2017.