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Advanced Training For Ships Operating In Polar Waters [D. G. Approved]

Entry Criteria:     Minimum required COC as Second Mate (FG) OR NWKO (NCV) AND
COP of ‘Basic Training for Ships Operating in Polar Waters’

Course Duration:     5 Days

Course Description

The Maritime Safety Committee, at its ninety-fourth session (MSC 94), adopted the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code), which came into effect on 1 January 2017 upon entry into force of the new chapter XIV of the SOLAS Convention. 

The Maritime Safety Committee, at its ninety-seventh session (MSC 97) adopted amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, and the STCW Code, related to the Polar Code. These new STCW amendments will take effect on 1 July 2018.

The application framework for manning and training requirements for the master, chief mate and officers in charge of a navigational watch onboard ships operating in polar waters is defined under the Polar Code, and the contents of basic and advanced training requirements are defined in the STCW Convention and Code. 

Contents of the course:
  • Interpret the basic requirements for structure, stability and subdivision, machinery, life-saving appliances, fire protection, voyage planning, ship routing, navigation systems 
  • Understanding of the simple chemistry and physics related to the safe bunkering of fuels used on-board ships subject to the IGF Code.
  • Ship design, systems and operational characteristics of IGF ships.
  • Bunkering, storage and securing of IGF fuels.
  • Safety and Control systems for bunkering and boil-off gas to the engine.
  • Measurements and calculations
  • Emergency procedure in case of spills and leaks
  • Gas monitoring and Detection systems and associated instruments
  • Develop safety instructions for tank entry and hot work based on risk assessment.

Please find below the list of documents required to get on the first day of the classroom course.

  • 2 passport size photographs
  • Copies of Passport, CDC, INDOS No.
  • Copy of COC (min II-Mates FG)
  • COP of "Basic Training for Ships Operating in Polar Waters"