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Ice Class Vessels Conference 2020

4 November 2020, London, UK


Ice Class Tanker

The Polar Regions are experiencing heavier traffic due to the economic and military advantage of the arctic waters. The more convenient access to the arctic as a result of changing ice levels, and the increased competition for natural resources by different states, has focused the need for more unified and detailed regulation on the operation, safety and design of all vessels that operate in the polar environment. Also, the currently discussed Arctic heavy fuel oil ban will play an important role in the future of the ship construction and operation on these regions.

Many types of Vessel operate near the poles, including the impressive icebreakers, which Russia operates the largest fleet. All those ships are exposed to a great number of unique demands. Ice exerts structural loads on the hull and propeller when keeping station, sea spray and atmospheric conditions can create an accumulation of icing on important deck equipment, and the safety and wellbeing of the crew when exposed to below freezing temperatures, not only in normal operation but also in emergency conditions, all have an impact on how a vessel is designed to operate. On top of this codes and standards need to reflect the growing exposure of vessels to these conditions, this was reflected in need to update the IMO Polar Code which entered into force on 1st January 2017.


RINA invites classifications societies, shipyards, operators, surveyors and designers and anyone with an interest in the full of possibilities ship operation in ice, to submit papers on:

  • Hull Design, Construction and Equipment
  • Modelling of Ice Loads on Hull & Propeller
  • Vessel Operation- Navigation and Station Keeping in ice flows
  • Safety Systems- Emergency Response and Search & Rescue
  • Crew Consideration / Human Factors
  • Regulation- Standards & codes of good practice
  • Ship Systems and Machinery for polar operation (heating, propulsion, engines etc)
  • Environmental Systems consideration (Ballast Water Treatment, Ship emissions etc)
  • Materials, Welds and Coatings


Before 04/10/20

Member                             £310.00+VAT= £372

Non-Member                    £360.00+VAT= £432

After 04/10/20

Member                            £360.00+VAT= £432

Non-Member                   £410.00+VAT= £492

Concession                     £180.00+VAT= £216

Author                               £95.00+VAT= £114

Additional Authors         £310.00+VAT= £372

Register Interest 

Click here to register your interest in the Ice Class Vessels conference and receive updates as they become available.





Conference Venue

The conference will be held at RINA HQ, London UK. 

8-9 Northumberland Street

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