Our fleet goes North!
Already late last year, the two bulkers Pabal and Pabur received their Polar Code Certification. Last week, the first heavy lift vessels were certified in Cuxhaven: MVs Amoenitas, Imke and Lisa, shortly followed by Hanna. The next candidate, MV Klara, is scheduled to be surveyed in Cuxhaven today. Further bulk carriers are currently prepared to comply with the Polar Code requirements.
Complying with the Polar Code, these vessels are equipped according to their certified Polar Waters Operational Manual (PWOM) with satellite compasses, a triple-redundant communication setup, extensive survival kits as well as de-icing tools. According to the Polar Code regulations, these vessels can now operate below 80° North, taking e.g. the Northern Sea Route around Northern Norway to Asia or through the Northwest Passage around Northern Canada.
The successful Polar Code preparation of vessels and crews has been a great team effort!