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What is Polar Class?

A designation of seven classes (PC 1, PC 2, PC 3, PC 4, PC 5, PC 6 and PC 7) assigned by IACS under Unified Requirement UR I to ships (other than icebreakers) intended to operate in polar regions. In addition to structural and machinery requirements as for ice class ships, there are propeller design requirements.

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What is an Ice Certificate?

Which other regional organisations publish designations for ice classes?