Basic training for vessels operating in polar waters

PUBLIC CONCERNED

All masters, chief mates and officers in charge of the deck watch on board ships operating in polar waters.

PREREQUISITES

Hold a certificate of competency as chief mate or master on board ships of 500 gross tonnage or more.

OBJECTIVES

– To contribute to the safe operation of ships operating in polar waters.
– To monitor and ensure compliance with legislative requirements.
– Observe safe working practices, intervene in emergency situations.
– Ensure compliance with pollution prevention regulations and prevent risks to the environment.

DURATION

34 hours (from Day-1 1.30pm to Day-5 12.30pm)

REFERENCE

– International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, as amended,
– Section A-V/4: Minimum Standard of Competency for the Provision of Basic Training for Ships Operating in Polar Waters
– Table A-V/4-1
Order of 19 December 2016 on the issue of qualifications required for service on board ships operating in polar waters.

PROGRAMME

Theoretical training :
– Ice type, classification and characteristics
– Ship performance in ice and low air temperatures
– Operation and manoeuvrability of the ship in ice
– Basic regulatory requirements
– Crew readiness, working conditions and safety
– Pollution prevention and environmental risks

Practical training :
– Types and concentrations of ice
– Tides and currents in ice
– Effect of wind and currents on ice
– Safety speed in the presence of ice and icebergs
– Safety measures during passage through the ice

COURSE LOCATION

Marseille

TRAINING

– Certified maritime education teachers
– Certified temporary staff

END-OF-COURSE TEST

Yes

Written test: Knowledge of the environment and its dangers of a ship operating in ice
Oral and practical test on simulator: ability to manoeuvre safely in an ice-covered area

CERTIFICATION

Yes

The course certificates are electronic and can be accessed directly on your seafarer’s portal as soon as the training course has been successfully completed.
These certificates are valid for 12 months, during which time you can use the appropriate CERFA form to renew your certificates with Maritime Affairs.

SATISFACTION SURVEY

When asked about their training at ENSM, 96.45% of trainees said they were satisfied.

CERTIFICATION/ATTESTATION RATE

The certification/attestation rate for this course is 100%.

RATES

3 000€