Basic Training Ice Navigation in Polar Waters

Short course

This course provides training to officers in charge of a navigational watch to operate ships in polar waters and to address those additional provisions as required by the Polar Code, in order to take into account the climatic conditions of polar waters and to meet appropriate standards of maritime safety and pollution prevention.

Polar Waters includes both Arctic and Antarctic waters as defined in SOLAS and MARPOL regulations.

Overview

Location

  • Terschelling

Language

  • English

Standard duration

2.5 days

More information?

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Course durations and dates

The duration of the course is 2,5 days, from Monday until Wednesday. The course is scheduled to take place on:

  • 26  –  28 November 2018
  • 21  –  23 January 2019
  • 11  –  13 February 2019
  • 11  –  13 March 2019
  • 25  –  27 March 2019
  • 06  –  08 May 2019
  • 01  –  03 July 2019

Course group size will be between 4 and 8 trainees.

Entry requirements

This course is meant for masters, chief mates and officers in charge of a navigational watch in ships operating in polar waters, with a valid CoC.

Course fee

The course fee of Basic Training Ice Navigation in Polar Waters is € 1000,- (exempt from VAT) including lunch, coffee and tea, excluding travel and subsistence expenses.

After the course

This course provides you with the most important practical knowledge and theoretical background to successfully navigate in ice-covered areas. Countries having to deal with ice navigation urge to implement IMO guidelines in a course and certify participants. For those regularly sailing in ice-covered waters demands become more and more stringent, especially the Polar regions press for better education concerning this kind of specialised navigation.

Course fee

The fee for this short course is €1,000 (exempt from VAT), including lunch, coffee, and tea, excluding travel and subsistence expenses.

Course contents

The objective of this course is to familiarise the participants with navigating in ice-covered areas including specific problems that come with it. Countries having to deal with ice navigation, urge to implement IMO guidelines in a course and certify participants. For those regularly sailing in ice-covered waters demands become more and more stringent, especially the Polar regions press for better education concerning this kind of specialised navigation.

Course contents

The theoretical part of the course will cover: 

  • Ice Nomenclature, Characteristics and Detection
  • Regulations and Standards
  • Vessel Characteristics
  • Manoeuvering in Ice
  • Voyage Planning and Reporting
  • Icebreaker Assistance
  • Vessel Performance in Polar Waters/Low Air Temperature
  • Crew Preparation, Working Conditions & Safety
  • Pollution Prevention in Polar Waters

Practical

The lectures will take place in a classroom and will include practical examples. In addition, simulation training is incorporated in the course. The simulator exercises create situations that provide an opportunity to acquire the required skills as specified in the regulations.

Certification

The training programme has been approved by the Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate. Upon successful completion of the course, a certificate for Basic training for ships operating in polar waters will be issued.

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