Validation of Polar Code Survival Time Requirement

Assessing the validity of the Polar Code's five‐day survivability requirement

Objective

This project is a follow‐up to previous presentations to the EPPR on the IMO Polar Code and search and rescue exercises (SARex) conducted by the University of Stavanger, Norway. Additional discussion on survival time and time to rescue has been identified in several other search and rescue exercise after action reports and questions the validity of the IMO Polar Code maximum expected time of rescue.

Activities

The final product of this project will be a consensus report detailing the viability of the IMO Polar Code five‐day survivability requirement. A short summary report will also be produced as a potential Ministerial deliverable.

Lead Working Groups
EPPR
Lead Arctic States & Permanent Participants
The United States
Start
2021
End
Ongoing
Status
On track

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