Polar Code Courses

 Polar Code Basic Course:

07.-09.12.2022     Elsfleth

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certified by the German Federal Administration                

Polar Code Advanced Course:

14.-16.12.2022     Elsfleth

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certified by the German Federal Administration

Polar Code Svalbard Course:

16.-22.10.2022     Longyearbyen

Scheduled for October 2023

 

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Polar Code courses are

Why is the training mandatory?

Polar waters present a variety of specific risks unique to high latitudes. Rapidly changing and severe weather conditions, persistent darkness or daylight, icing, little or no reliable hydrographic data, low availability of communications and navigational aids present nautical challenges. Remoteness makes rescue operations and potential pollution clean-up difficult and expensive. Low air temperatures limit the functionality of many ship systems. This affects deck machinery, safety equipment, as well as machinery systems. If ice is in the vicinity, the ship's hull, propulsion and appendages are put under additional strain. While the two polar regions have a number of similarities, there are also significant differences.

Our training courses are certified by the BSH and comply with IMO STCW. We are working with icebreakers since 1996. Our instructors are masters and chief mates of great experience. Due to our ongoing operations in the relevant regions, we are always up to date and therefore well positioned to fulfil even the latest training needs for our customers.

Which Course do I need?

The type of training for nautical officers depends on the type of ship (tanker, passenger ship or other vessel) and the ice concentration in the area of operation.

We will be happy to advise you on the choice of the right course for your crews.
The following tables provide information on the legal requirements.

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Cargo ships
(other ships)
Ice-Conditions / TrainingBasicAdvancedIn-SituOn Board
Ice free in polar areas----
Open waters (less than 1/10 ice)----
Ice exceeding 1/10 near portsOfficer of the watchMaster & Chief mate-Crew
Ice exceeding 1/10 in High LatitudesOfficer of the watchMaster & Chief mateaccording to PWOMCrew
High Latitudes during off SeasonOfficer of the watchMaster & Chief mateaccording to PWOMCrew
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Tankers
Ice-Conditions / TrainingBasicAdvancedIn-SituOn Board
Ice free in polar areas----
Open waters (less than 1/10 ice)Master, Chief mate & Officer of the watch---
Ice exceeding 1/10 near portsOfficer of the watchMaster & Chief mate-Crew
Ice exceeding 1/10 in High LatitudesOfficer of the watchMaster & Chief mateaccording to PWOMCrew
High Latitudes during off SeasonOfficer of the watchMaster & Chief mateaccording to PWOMCrew
3D_Forschungsschiff
Passenger ships /
Research
Ice-Conditions / TrainingBasicAdvancedIn-SituOn Board
Ice free in polar areas----
Open waters (less than 1/10 ice)Master, Chief mate & Officer of the watch---
Ice exceeding 1/10 near portsOfficer of the watchMaster & Chief mateaccording to PWOMCrew
Ice exceeding 1/10 in High LatitudesOfficer of the watchMaster & Chief mateaccording to PWOMCrew
High Latitudes during off SeasonOfficer of the watchMaster & Chief mateaccording to PWOMCrew

The new IMO Resolution A.1137(31) calls on member states to apply the safety rules of the Polar Code also to fishing vessels longer than 24m and yachts of more than 300 gross tons.

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Basic

Going beyond 60°?

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Advanced

Going into the ice?

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In-Situ

Familiarize your crew?

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On-Board

Going to high latitudes?

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