Advanced Training Ice Navigation in Polar Waters

This course provides training to masters and chief mates of ships operating in polar waters and to address those additional provisions as required by the Polar Code, in order to take into account the climatic conditions of polar waters and to meet appropriate standards of maritime safety and pollution prevention.

Polar Waters includes both Arctic and Antarctic waters as defined in SOLAS and MARPOL regulations.

Course duration and course dates

The duration of the course is 5 days, from Monday 08.30 hours until Friday 15.30 hours. The course is scheduled to take place on:

  • 19  –  23 March 2018
  • 09  –  13 April 2018
  • 14  –  18 May 2018
  • 25  –  29 June 2018 

Course intake is between 4 and 8 trainees.

Course fee

The Advanced Training Ice Navigation in Polar Waters fee is € 1.975,- (exempt from VAT), including lunch, coffee and tea, excluding travel and subsistence expenses.


5 days


7 hours a day



Entry standards

Masters and chief mates on ships operating in polar waters. Every candidate for a certificate in Advanced Training for ships opearting in Polar Waters shall have completed an approved Basic training for ships operating in polar waters and meet the standard of competence specified in section A-V/4, paragraph 1 of the STCW Code; and have at least two (2) months of approved seagoing service in the deck   department, at management level or while performing watch-keeping duties in an operational level, within polar waters or other equivalent approved seagoing service.