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