Navigating the poles with the help of the UN

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Ships operating in the North and South Poles will have to follow a mandatory international code of safety being developed by a UN agency.

The Polar Code is being drafted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

It covers all aspects of polar navigation for international shipping including design, construction, equipment, seafarer training, search and rescue protocols and environmental protection matters.

Lee Adamson is from the IMO.

Daniel Dickinson asked him why the Polar Code is necessary.

Duration: 2'56"

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