Formation avancée pour les navires exploités dans les eaux polaires


All Captains, Chief Officers in charge of bridge watch onboard vessels operated in polar regions


Hold a certificate or basic training certificate for vessels operating in polar regions that are valid.


– Contributing to the operational safety of vessels operated in polar regions
–Monitoring and ensuring the conformity to legal requirements
–Observing safe occupational practices, taking actions in emergency situations
–Ensuring the conformity to requirements related to the prevention of pollution and avoiding hazards to the environment


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


–Amended International Convention on the standards of seamen training, of delivery of watchkeeping certificates
– Section A-V/4 : minimal competence standard for the delivery of the advanced training for ships operated in polar regions
– Table A-V/4-2
– Decree dated 19 December 2016 related to the delivery of required titles for onboard service on ships operated in polar regions


Theory training:
–Voyage planning and management in polar regions
–Equipment limitations
–Ship operation and manoeuvring in ice conditions
– Ship’s crew and passengers safety
Practical training:
– Drawing up of a safe itinerary and voyage planning in order to avoid ice conditions
– Altering planned route due to the state of ice conditions
– Required conditions in order to safely enter ice areas or open waters
–How to prevent the ship from being ice-bound and freeing the ice-bound ship. Manoeuvring the ship in different ice concentrations and covering. Berthing and unberthing procedures in ice-covered waters
–Anchoring procedures in ice conditions




–Certified maritime education lecturers
– Certified contractors

End of training assessment

Written exam : Competences to safely operate ships in polar regions
Épreuve orale et pratique sur simulateur :  Competences on voyage planning and management in polar regions



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