Ice Navigation Advanced Course


Šifra tečaja: IN

Scope (Target audience) : This course provides training to Navigation officers to operate ships in polar waters and to address those additional provisions deemed necessary for consideration beyond existing requirements of the SOLAS and MARPOL Conventions, in order to take into account the climatic conditions of polar waters and to meet appropriate standards of maritime safety and pollution prevention. This course is designed to meet the Mandatory Minimum STCW requirements for the training and qualifications of masters and deck officers on ships operating in polar waters, by the 2010 Manila Amendments, specifically as these apply to tables A-V/4-2.

Objective : The trainees successfully completing this course will gain: the understanding of the basic requirements for structure, stability and subdivision, machinery, life-saving appliances, fire protection, voyage planning, ship routing, navigation systems and equipment, radio communication, pollution prevention equipment, liability and safety management systems, as applicable to the different types and sizes of ships which may undertake voyages in polar waters; 
The ability to contribute to safe operation of vessels operating in polar waters; Understanding of ice characteristics and areas where different type of ice can be expected in the area of operation; Understanding of vessel performance in ice an low air temperature; Understanding of safe operations and ship maneuverability in ice; Awareness to monitor and ensure compliance with legislative requirements; Understanding to apply safe working practices, respond to emergencies; Understanding and awareness of correct crew preparation working conditions and safety; Understand the need to ensure compliance with pollution-prevention requirements and prevent environmental hazards; and Understanding skills to perform manoeuvres in order to safely operate in polar waters.

Course content : 

  • Course Introduction, Regulations, Standards and Shipboard Documentation
  • Vessel characteristics
  • Manoeuvring in Ice
  • Passage Planning
  • Icebreaker Operations
  • Crew Preparation, Working Conditions and Safety
  • Evaluation

Duration: 40 hours

Prerequisite : 

  • Every candidate shall hold a certificate as Master, chief mate or OOW qualified in accordance with chapter V of the STCW Convention and the STCW code. The minimum qualification will be set at STCW Regulation II/1-II/2-II/3
  • Meet the requirements for certification in basic training for ships in polar waters; and
  • Have at least 2 months of approved seagoing service in the deck department; at management level or while performing watch-keeping duties in an operational level, within polar waters or other equivalent approved seagoing service 

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Note to client : After successful completion of the course and examination, candidates will receive ‘’Advanced training for ships operating in polar waters’’ certificate.


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