[STCW] Ice Navigation in Polar Waters Basic Training Course (Bahamas Maritime Authority)

Learning Topic: Navigation, Tankers

10 hours

Product code: #6405

$950.00 Excl. Sales Tax

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All officers in charge of a navigational watch operating within polar waters must be trained and certified, according to Chapter 12 of the Polar Code, taking into account the provisions of the IMO STCW Convention and Code, section A-V/4, paragraph 1.

This course follows guidance from IMO Model Course 7.11 and focuses on preparing qualified deck officers for operations in polar regions, by covering different ice types, manoeuvring in ice, voyage planning and the use of icebreakers. This course also features a built in online simulator, allowing learners to practise their manoeuvring skills in ice, in a safe environment.


You will not be able to sit the assessment straight after completing this course. At the end of this course you will be given a 'verification of training' document.

You must take this to a Marlins Approved Test Centre to take the assessment under exam conditions.

You will need to pay a separate fee to the Approved Test Centre to take the assessment.


Course Contents

The course includes the following components.

  • Module 1 - Ice Characteristics 
  • Module 2 - Regulations and Standards 
  • Module 3 - Vessel Characteristics 
  • Module 4 - Manoeuvring in Ice 
  • Module 5 - Voyage Planning
  • Module 6 - Icebreaker Assistance
  • Module 7 - Vessel Performance in Polar Waters 
  • Module 8 - Crew Preparation, Working Conditions and Safety 
  • Module 9 - Environment


As a pre-requisite to take the Marlins ‘Ice Navigation In Polar Waters (Basic)’ eLearning course, learners shall hold a certificate as master, chief mate or officer in charge of a navigation watch, qualified in accordance with regulations II/1, II/2 and II/3 respectively of the STCW Convention, or equivalent as determined by the national administration. 

 The course is available to all; however the certificate is only valid under the STCW Convention and Code with a valid Certificate of Competency (CoC). 


STCW A-V/4-1


Bahamas  Maritime Authority (BMA)


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