Advanced Training Ice Navigation in Polar Waters

Maritiem Instituut Willem Barentsz

Type: Cursus / Sector(en): Zeevaart

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.

Course content

The theoretical part of the course will cover:

  • Guidance on Polar Ship Certificate
  • Polar Waters Operations Manual
  • Methodologies for Assessing Operational Capabilities and Limitations in Ice
  • Maneuvering in ice, docking and undocking
  • Voyage planning
  • Icebreaker operations
  • Crew preparations, working conditions and safety

    Practical content
  • The lectures will take place in a classroom. The lectures will make use of 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.

    Entry standards

    Masters, chief mates and officers in charge of a navigational watch with a valid CoC. Trainee must meet the requirements for certification in basic training for ships in polar waters.


    On successful completion of the course, a certificate is issued confirming that the holder has completed a course on Advanced training for ships operating in Polar waters.


    The duration of the course is 4,5 days, from Monday until Friday. Course intake is between 4 and 8 trainees.


    The Advanced Training Ice Navigation in Polar waters fee is € 1.675,- (exempt from VAT) including lunch, coffee and tea, excluding travel and subsistence expenses.


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