Deal nears on 'polar code' to regulate Arctic shipping


(TORONTO) — A draft of a "polar code" with pollution and safety rules for Arctic shipping is nearing completion, The Globe and Mail reported. The code is expected to be completed shortly by members of the International Maritime Organization and could take effect as early as 2016. The newspaper reports that the code could assuage Canadian concerns as climate change makes the Northwest Passage increasingly attractive to foreign ships.

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By Professional Mariner Staff