Polar Code Kurs
Who is it for?
Officer of the Watch
The Polar Code requires that all crew is familiar with the group survival equipment and personal survival equipment in case of an emergency in ice, at sea and on a remote shore in order to ensure survival for not less than five days. These provisions are mandatory for ships subject to SOLAS Chapter XIV and navigating in waters as defined in SOLAS Regulations XIV/1.2 and XIV/1.3.
This training is recommended for crew in leading positions for the case of an emergency and special personnel on board as well.
In order to meet the Polar Code requirements, the crew and personnel sailing on board must acquire necessary skills through practical training.
The aim of the "Svalbard Polar Code Course" is to provide the necessary knowledge and skills for the consequences of an evacuation, including leadership and care of all persons. Participants will gain appropriate knowledge within a 48-hour exercise in an authentic environment. Prior to the exercise a proper training of all aspects needed for survival is scheduled for three days.