Ice navigation courses in accordance with the Polar Code training

polar code trainingAboa Mare offers comprehensive Basic level and Advanced level training in accordance with the Polar Code training and IMO model courses. The basic level and advanced level courses are three – day courses delivered on–site in Turku, Finland. In addition, Aboa Mare offers a combined Basic-Advanced level course of five-day duration.

On request the training can be delivered at our partner training premises GigaMare Training Centre in Subic Bay, Philippines or GMC Maritime Training Center in Piraeus, Greece. Contact us if you are interested in a tailor-made solution.

The IMO International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code Training) entered into force on January 1st, 2017. The Polar Code addresses ship design, construction and equipment, operational and training concerns, search and rescue and the protection of the unique environment of the polar regions. ( The IMO Polar Code is STCW mandatory as of 1 July 2018.

Course overview


5 days

Course language




Training method 

Classroom lectures; simulator exercises

Training personnel

Experienced master mariners with several years of experience of operating in ice covered waters, cold climate and darkness


Full mission bridge simulators

Individual course



2.500,00 € (+ VAT 24%)


Aboa Mare Training Center, Turku, Finland


Mandatory as of 1.7.2018

Flag approval

The Polar Code training is approved by the Finnish Maritime Authorities (Traficom)

Course recognition by flag state

All EU flags, Bahamas, Malta, Singapore and Liberia. More information on request

Course compliance

STCW Section A-V/4, paragraphs 1 and 2., IMO model courses 7.11 and 7.12


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