90North Ice Consulting AB

The Basic& Advanced Course covers all training requirements in the IMO Polar Code, which were mandatory as of 1 July 2018. This courses meets IMO STCW 2010, Table A-V/4-2. The course is taught by highly professional and experienced mariners, Icebreaker Masters experienced in Arctic ice and Masters/Chief Enginers of ice-classed cargo ships.


- Polar Code Regulations & Standards

- Ice Dynamics

- Arctic Meteorology

- Low Air Temperatures

- Vessel ice classes and Characteristics

- Maneuvering in Ice

- Crew Preparation

- Survival/First Aid in Cold Climate

- Ice Nomenclature

 - Satellite Imagery

- Vessel Performance in Polar Waters

 - SAR in the Arctic/Antarctic

- Voyage Planning and Polaris

- Ice Breaker Operations

- Working Conditions & Safety

- Environment/MARPOL

Virtual Reality Simulation Exercises/full size simulators

Course Details


- PRICE: 2200EUR

- LENGTH: 4 Days

- APPROVAL: 90North Ice Consulting AB

- TRAINING METHOD: Lecture and Simulation


- INSTRUCTORS: 90North Ice Consulting in cooperation with Viking Ice


EQUIPMENT: Full Mission Bridge, and VR.

PREREQUISITES: For Advanced must have Basic STCW certificate.

CAPACITY: 30 for Basic and 16 for Advanced

MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: 7 for Basic, 6 for Advanced and 5 for Combi.

(The course is subjected to being cancelled if minimum enrolment is not met 14 Days Before course start)

After successfully passing the test, trainees will obtain an STCW Polar Code Basic and/or Advanced certificate issued by the Swedish Maritime Administration, which is recognized by all flag states. Mariners will satisfy the training requirements of IMO STCW, Table A-V/4-1 for Basic and Table A-V/4-2 for Advanced Polar Code.

This course is geared to Masters, Chief Mates, and Officers in charge of a navigational watch on board ships operating in polar waters and for shore staff that would like to have more understanding about the trade area for Polar waters.

2 weeks prior to the course start date, if minimum enrollment is not met the course is subjected to be canceled.