Hervé Baudu, an ENSM navigation lecturer on the Marseille campus, participated in the HTW4 sub-committee at the IMO in London form 30 January to 3 February 2017.
Thanks to his expertise in the teaching of navigation in the ice, he took part in the writing of the two Model courses for the basic and advanced training for ships operated in polar waters.
The regulatory validation of the Model courses has to follow a strict procedure which lies on a working group who writes the Model courses, and a review group who brings an expertise and a critical analysis of the project. Hervé Baudu was in charge of the coordination of the review group.
It is the responsibility of the review group to present in the name of the country they belong to the results of the writing work of the two Model courses projects. Thus, for France, Hervé Baudu was awarded the honour to present in plenary session the reporting of the review group to 150 countries and non-governmental associations.
The two projects are then discussed in small working groups made of the countries wishing to suggest modifications. If an agreement is made on the terms of the examined projects, which was the case, the Model courses are finally adopted at the end of the week last plenary session. The Model courses should be published in September
These training Model courses, which structure must meet the STCW standards, will be used as a framework for the mandatory training of deck officers working on ships operated in polar waters. In Marseille, ENSM has been delivering these certification courses on its manoeuvring simulator equipped with a dedicated ice module.
From left to right: H.Baudu (review group coordinator), the Canadians A.Patterson (editorial group coordinator) and his assistant C.Hearn. The German S.Pristrom (IMO working group secretary) and the American G.Edenfield (working group head).