Polar Code Training Overview

Aboa Mare offers on-site & web-based Basic level and on-site Advanced level training in accordance with the Polar Code training and IMO model courses. The Polar Code Basic and Advanced training is approved by the Finnish Maritime Authorities (Traficom). All training requirements set by STCW Code A-V/4 and IMO Model Course 7.11 and 7.12 are covered.

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On request the on-site 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.

Aboa Mare also offers an Arctic Polar Code Survival Training Course. This is a 2-day course in Kittilä, Finland on how to survive in arctic temperatures as cold as -30 °C up to 5 days after evacuation. The course meets the minimum requirements for survival training in arctic conditions after a possible ship evacuation set by the Polar Code regulations.

Course Description

24-hour online web-based course covering basic requirements set by STCW Code A-V/4 and IMO Model Course 7.11: Basic Training for Ships in Polar Waters. Basic requirements defined in IMO Polar Code and Model Course are part of the course. The course consists of lessons as well as tasks that need to be completed and approved. The course is delivered 100% online and no physical attendance is required. The course is based on individual attendance and can thus be conducted at any time and place convenient for the attendee.

What you will learn

  • Effects of low temperature on people and ship systems
  • Effects of weather and current
  • Safe operation of equipment in cold conditions
  • Understanding sea ice types and characteristics
  • Advanced ship operation and maneuvering in polar waters
  • Advanced voyage planning and navigation
  • Planning and preparing for convoy operations
  • Planning, preparing for and taking icebreaker assistance
  • How to plan and prepare for, and lead and manage emergencies in polar areas
  • Pollution prevention
  • Regulatory framework
  • Design of ice-going vessels 

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Course Description

3-day on-site course covering basic requirements set by STCW Code A-V/4 and IMO Model Course 7.11: Basic Training for Ships in Polar Waters. Basic requirements defined in IMO Polar Code and Model Course are part of the course. The course consists of lessons as well as tasks that need to be completed and approved. The course is delivered 100% online and no physical attendance is required. The course is based on individual attendance and can thus be conducted at any time and place convenient for the attendee.

What you will learn

  • Effects of low temperature on people and ship systems
  • Effects of weather and current
  • Safe operation and maneuvering in polar waters
  • Basics of ship operation and maneuvering in polar waters
  • Voyage planning and navigation
  • Basics of icebreaker assistance
  • Ice types and characteristics
  • Preparedness for emergency situations in Polar areas
  • Pollution prevention

 

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Course Description

5-day on-site course at Aboa Mare in Turku, Finland covering basic and advanced requirements set by STCW Code A-V/4 and IMO Model Course 7.11 and 7.12: Basic and advanced training for ships in polar waters. All aspects defined in IMO Polar Code and Model Course will be covered. The course consists of classroom lectures and simulator exercises and is delivered 100% on-site, thus physical attendance is required.

What you will learn

  • Effects of low temperature on people and ship systems
  • Safe operation and maneuvering in polar waters
  • Voyage planning and navigation
  • Ice types and characteristics
  • Effects of weather and current
  • Planning and preparing for convoy operations
  • Planning, preparing and taking Icebreaker assistance
  • How to plan and prepare for, lead and manage emergencies in polar areas
  • Pollution prevention
  • Regulatory framework
  • Design of ice-going vessels

 

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Course Description

2-day on-site course at Aboa Mare in Turku, Finland covering advanced requirements set by STCW Code A-V/4 and IMO Model Course 7.12: Advanced training for ships in polar waters. All aspects defined in IMO Polar Code and Model Course will be covered. The course consists of classroom lectures and simulator exercises and is delivered 100% on-site, thus physical attendance is required.

What you will learn

  • Effects of low temperature on people and ship systems
  • Effects of weather and current
  • Safe operation of equipment in cold conditions
  • Understanding sea ice types
  • Advanced ship operation and maneuvering in polar waters
  • Advanced voyage planning and navigation
  • Planning and preparing for convoy operations
  • Planning, preparing and taking Icebreaker assistance
  • How to plan and prepare for, lead and manage emergencies in polar areas
  • Pollution prevention
  • Regulatory framework
  • Design of ice-going vessels

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Course Description

2-day course in Kittilä, Finland on how to survive in arctic temperatures as cold as -30 °C up to 5 days after evacuation. The course meets the minimum requirements for survival training in arctic conditions after a possible ship evacuation set by the Polar Code regulations.

What you will learn

  • know what a proper survival kit contains and how to use everything in it accordingly
  • what to do straight after an evacuation
  • what is physically and mentally possible and necessary to do after an evacuation situation in degrees as cold as -30 °C
  • how to set up a camp and create shelter in arctic conditions
  • how to lead in an emergency situation in arctic temperatures as cold as -30 °C
  • how to master the right procedures in order to survive in arctic conditions and enhance the chance of survival
  • get hands-on experience with what can happen in an extreme emergency situation mentally
  • know how you would behave in an extreme emergency situation like this

 

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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. (imo.org). The IMO Polar Code is STCW mandatory as of 1 July 2018.


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At Aboa Mare Maritime Academy and Training Center, we use the latest state-of-the-art simulator equipment and pedagogical tools to provide an enhanced maritime training experience in a simulated environment, promoting teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making and confidence. We are specialized on simulation, ice navigation (Polar Code and azimuthing propulsion courses in ice) and IGF Code courses for LNG fueled ships. Aboa Mare’s first-rate simulators are also used for research, innovation, and development projects.

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