Cruise Vessels in Arctic regions
16:00 – 16:15 Introduction to theme of the day
By Anders Ørgård Hansen, Board member of Danish Society of Naval Architects, OSK-ShipTech A/S.
16:15 - 17:00 IMO Polar Code – what comprises the new rules?
By Per Sønderstrup, Danish maritime Authorities.
The Danish Maritime Authority has since 2010 worked to develop international rules for navigation in the Arctic Polar Code. The work is now close to being completed and the target is to IMO in 2014 completes the Polar Code. The code is one of the first Goal-based IMO regulatory framework to complement the provisions of SOLAS, MARPOL and STCW Convention, focusing on sailing in Arctic regi-ons. The presentation will include the experience of the develop-ment of the code and the new requirements for marine equipment certification and crew etc.
17:00 – 17:45 Cruise in the Arctic, - is it safe? - Will the IMO Polar Code ad-dress the main risks?
By Morten Mejlænder-Larsen, DNVGL.
DNVGL has carried out an internal project to identify and estimate the main additional risks involved when operating large cruise ves-sels in polar areas. The main objective, in addition to identify the additional risks, has been to find possible new measures to mitigate the identified risks - now and in the future. Some of the results from the study will be discussed and compared with the requirements in the new IMO Polar Code.
17:45 – 18:30 Refreshments and Networking
Coffee and sandwiches will be served.
18:30 – 19:15 Sustainable Arctic expedition cruise tourism is a necessity
By Ilja Leo Lang, Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators.
Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) is an international organization for expedition cruise operators. 20 of AECO’s 35 members operate approximately 25 small to medium sized expedition cruise vessels all over the Arctic. AECO’s Copen-hagen based Office Manager will present AECO’s guidelines in re-gard to nature, culture, environment and safety, and address the need for ’best-practice-industry-guidelines’. If the international community, local governments, NGO’s and the industry works to-gether in regard to arctic tourism operations, this can both benefit the local population and be a driver for a better and more sustain-able Arctic environment. This presentation will also touch upon the operators experiences in regard to operations in the Arctic and the challenges connected to these operations in the light of the (soon to be finalized) IMO polar code.
19.15 - 20.00 Discussion and closure
Få højt specialiseret viden og rabat på arrangementer, som medlem af IDAs 40 fagtekniske netværk.