MV/BREMEN one of the first passenger vessels “Polar Code” compliant
In close cooperation with the vessel’s owner and cruise operator Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, COLUMBIA Cruise Services (CCS) succeeded to complete the “Polar Code” compliance for the 4-star expedition vessel MV/BREMEN, certified by the class society DNV-GL.
The International Code for Ships operating in Polar Waters, ratified by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), defines specific requirements in the fields of vessel’s construction and equipment, as well as officers and crew qualifications trading in the Arctic and Antarctic.
A special gratitude goes to Captain Thilo Natke who shared his great Arctic experiences within the “Polar Water Operational Manual”, especially designated for young officers to familiarize with the navigation specifics within Polar Regions.
The “Polar Code” compliance will become mandatory as of January 2018. Through this provident implementation of those forthcoming rules and regulations, CCS underlines its expertise as a third party manager for expedition cruise vessels.