Advanced Training
for Ships Operating
in Polar Waters

Description of the course
Target group
This training course primary is intended for Masters, Chief Officers and mates who are engaged or going to be engaged in polar water ice navigation and have already passed Advanced training for ships operating in polar waters.
Objectives of the course
In this course the participants should gain the knowledge about Polar Code and all the requirements for ships and crew when navigating in polar waters as well as skills of management level for operations in polar waters, autonomous navigation in ice, navigation with ice-breaker assistance, as well as mooring operations in ice conditions. Who successfully complete this course will have gained experience in handling ships under Ice conditions of specific areas Russia, Baltic Sea, Scandinavian ports, Canada.

The course is certified by Latvian Maritime Administration.
The course is certified in accordance with Section A-V/4-2 of STCW Convention.
Course contents
The Advanced Training for ships operating in polar waters training course covers the following topics:
  • Preparation and execution of passage plan and reports;
  • Equipment limitations;
  • Legislations and standards;
  • Safe ship operations;
  • Ice classification of ships;
  • Safety of crew and passengers.
Duration of the training course
The duration of the Advanced Training for ships operating in polar waters training course is 3 working days.
The price is 710 EUR.
Certificate validity
Certificate is unlimited.
Income requirements
To be assigned in Advanced training for ships operating in polar waters course, participant should present:
  • Valid Identity document (passport/ID);
  • National licence of officer;
  • Basic Polar Waters Certificate of proficiency;
  • Two months as master or officer in charge of a ship in polar waters or equivalent (signed letter from company with experience in ice navigation).
Training approaches and equipment:
During training course theoretical lessons are given using PowerPoint presentations, practical tasks are conducted on Transas NTPRO 5000 full mission simulator.
Riga, Latvia
Course limitations:
The maximum number of participants – 5 persons.
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