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BASIC TRAINING FOR SHIPS OPERATING IN POLAR WATERS (STCW)

BASIC TRAINING FOR SHIPS OPERATING IN POLAR WATERS (STCW)

Target Audience

This course is designed to provide basic training to all Deck Officers working on vessels in polar waters and meets the requirements of the STCW Convention, as amended, Table A-V/4-1 and The Polar Code. 

To understand the risks involved when operating vessels in ice conditions and cold climates, taking in to account International and national regulatory requirements. To gain practical experience of handling vessels in varying ice conditions using navigational bridge simulator.

Course Content

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

  • ?Safely handle and maneuver vessels operating in ice
  • ?Identify the implications of ice spray and vessel icing up
  • ?Understand ice blink and water sky
  • ?Understand the movement of ice bergs and pack ice
  • ?Understand tides and currents in ice
  • ?Understand ice characteristics and ice distribution
  • ?Apply vessel performance in ice and low air temperatures
  • ?Know various vessel types, hull designs and ice class requirements
  • ?Apply pollution-prevention and legislative requirements
  • ?Manage crew and vessel preparation and safe working practices
Entry Standards

All Deck Officers.

Facilities

Classroom, Bridge Simulator, Videos 

Teaching Method

Classroom Lectures, videos and case studies, practical simulated exercises  

Guidelines

   STCW A-V/4-1, IMO Model Course 7.11.

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.