5-day on-site course at Aboa Mare in Turku, Finland covering basic and advanced requirements set by STCW Code A-V/4 and IMO Model Course 7.11 and 7.12: Basic and advanced training for ships in polar waters.
All aspects defined in IMO Polar Code and Model Course will be covered. The course consists of classroom lectures and simulator exercises and is delivered 100% on-site, thus physical attendance is required.
Effects of low temperature on people and ship systems
Safe operation and maneuvering in polar waters
Voyage planning and navigation
Ice types and characteristics
Effects of weather and current
Planning and preparing for convoy operations
Planning, preparing and taking Icebreaker assistance
How to plan and prepare for, lead and manage emergencies in polar areas
Design of ice-going vessels
All our Polar Code instructors have extensive ice navigation experience
Our Polar Code training is approved by the Finnish Maritime Authorities (Traficom)
We are specialized in simulator training and R&D projects to enhance safety and sustainability of Arctic shipping as well as shipping in other ice-covered waters. We have for instance participated in ice related projects like Winmos 1&2 and ASTP (Arctic Simulator Training Program).
We have provided simulator-based ice navigation training since 2006
We participated in the planning process of the Polar Code IMO Model courses (7.11 and 7.12) and our first Polar Code course was delivered in 2016
We have developed and delivered specialized Azipod® ice operation training for ABB Marine and Ports since 2016
Finland’s sea routes are icebound every year and we have a deep understanding of operating ships in winter and ice conditions
Polar Code Combined On-Site Training
Masters, chief officers and navigating officers required to have completed both Polar Code Basic and Polar Code Advanced training. Ship owner personnel working with ships operating in polar areas and authorities wanting to have a deep understanding of the demands set by polar operations to personnel and ships and their equipment.
A trainee attending the course is required to fulfil minimum STCW II/1 requirements for officers in charge of a navigational watch.
Experienced master mariners with several years of experience of operating in ice covered waters, cold climate and darkness.
STCW Section A-V/4, paragraphs 1 and 2. IMO model courses 7.11 and 7.12
Transas full mission simulators
Knowledge is assessed with a written exam. Competences and skills are assessed through simulator assessment.
Each participant that has completed the course successfully will be issued a certificate.
The Polar Code training is approved by the Finnish Maritime Authorities (Traficom)
Course recognition by flag state
Most EU flags, Bahamas, Malta, Singapore and Liberia. More information on request.