ATCM Shipping Guidelines (2004)

“Guidelines for Ships Operating in Arctic and Antarctic Ice-Covered Waters” adopted by ATCM XXVII through Decision 4 (2004). These are based on the guidelines proposed by COMNAP in its Working Paper 27ATCM-WP009RevB . The Chair of ATCM XXVII forwarded these guidelines to IMO for its consideration. The text provided here is the original text of Decision 4 (2004), extracted from the final report of ATCM XXVII.