Polar Code - Basic Training

STCW

Course also known as: Basic Training for Ships Operating in Polar Waters

Designed for Masters, Chief Mates and Officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships operating in polar waters as required by the IMO's Polar Code. AMSA-approved, meeting the requirements of STCW Reg V/4 and Code Section A-V/4, Table A-V/4-1.

Polar Code - Basic Training for Ships Operating in Polar Waters helps participants gain an understanding of safe operation of vessels in unique environmental conditions, together with an understanding of the international and national legislative requirements and safe working practice specifically in relation to polar waters.

Under Regulation V/4 of the STCW code, Masters, Chief Mates and Officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships operating in polar waters shall hold a certificate in basic training for ships operating in polar waters, as required by the Polar Code.

Participants will gain the skills to:

  • Contribute to safe operation of vessels operating in polar waters
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with legislative requirements
  • Apply safe working practices, respond to emergencies
  • Ensure compliance with pollution-prevention requirements and prevent environmental hazards

Who should participate?

This course is designed for Masters, Chief Mates and Officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships operating in polar waters and will introduce participants to the IMO’s special training requirements for training and qualifications of masters and deck officers on ships operating in polar waters.

Course Entry Prerequisite

Please note the following prerequisite is for entry onto the course and evidence must be provided upon enrolment:

    • STCW Certificate of Competency for International Waters

Certification

The following certificate will be issued by AMC to participants who successfully complete* the course:

  • Basic Training for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (AMSA approved), meeting the requirements of STCW Reg V/4 and Code Section A-V/4 paragraph 1, Table A-V/4-1

*100% attendance, full participation and completion of all exercises is required

Approved By

Australian Maritime Safety Authority 

Accepted By 

Antigua and Barbuda Department of Marine Services and Merchant Shipping  |  Bahamas Maritime Authority  |  Bermuda Shipping and Maritime Authority  |  Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands  |  Marine Department of Hong Kong  |  Liberian Registry  |  Republic of Marshall Islands Maritime Administrator  |  Panama Maritime Authority.



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  • Duration: 3 days
  • AMSA Approved Course
  • Course Options: (GST exempt)
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    This course is available on demand, delivered at various locations. To express interest, please contact us.

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