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ADVANCED TRAINING FOR SHIPS OPERATING IN POLAR WATERS (STCW)

ADVANCED TRAINING FOR SHIPS OPERATING IN POLAR WATERS (STCW)

Target Audience

This course is designed to provide advanced training to Senior Navigating Officers working on vessels in polar waters and meetsthe requirements of the STCW Convention, as amended, Table A-V/4-2 and The Polar Code. 

Provide advanced knowledge in the limitations and safe techniques required when operating vessels in ice conditions and cold climates. Gain a detailed understanding of the regulatory requirements, safe planning and vessel operations in polar waters. Provide simulator based  exercises of handling different types of vessels in ice conditions.

Course Content

On successful completion of the course, delegates will be able to: 

  • Safely handle and Manoeuvring of vessels operating in ice
  • Carry out voyage planning and understand equipment  limitations
  • Understand Icebreaker convoy, towing and mooring operations in ice
  • Understand operational readiness of life saving, fire fighting and other safety  systems
  • Understand the importance of safety of ship’s crew when exposed to low temperatures, preparedness and response to emergencies
  • Understand the human factors including cold fatigue, medical first aid aspects and crew welfare
  • Understand the survival requirements and use of survival equipment
  • Understand the possible damage to the vessel and equipment and damage avoidance.
Entry Standards

Chief Officer/Master rank. Completion of basic level course under STCW A-V/4-1,  2 months approved seagoing service at the management level on vessels operating within Polar Waters.

Facilities

Classroom, Bridge Simulator

Teaching Method

Lectures, videos and case studies, practical simulated exercises  

Guidelines

STCW A-V/4-2, IMO Model Course 7.12.

Course Duration

5 days.

Assessment

Theoretical examination.

Certification

Attendance certificate leading to STCW certification.

Venue

This course is regularly offered by our MTCs, and may be available online, please contact your regional Maritime Training Centre (MTC) or for BSM employees kindly contact your local Crew Service Centre (CSC) for the next available course.