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2018-11-02 We have today received registration of participants number 200,

this means safer polar waters and the crews will experience a good start on their Arctic/Antarctic voyages.

Entrance to Svea mine, Van Miljenfjord, Svalbard

2018-10-22 Polar Code Advanced in Barcelona

We have today finished Polar Code course number 14 this year, and this was an Advanced course for crew on their way to Antarctica. It was a really satisfying course and we wish You all a safe trip.

2018-10-20 Polar Code Basic onboard M/Y Game Changer

We have today finished a Polar Code Basic course in Barcelona for the crew onboard M/Y Game Changer. 

2018-10-06 Polar Code Basic finish in De Carrara, Italy

We have just finish Polar Code Basic training onboard M/Y Planet nine in Marina de Carrara, Italy. The course went well, and all lectors wish you all a safe trip down to Antarctica.

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Wherever you are with your Yacht/Vessel and need Polar Code Training, PWOM(Polar Water Operation Manual) or Satellite ice images, weather forecast  etc. Just call or email. We are always flexible and easy to move World Wide.

2018-10-04 Polar Code Advanced Course finish in Monaco

We have just finished one more course in cooperation with Yacht Club de Monaco, and it has been a very satisfying week of training. It is a really light and nice classroom, everything working perfect. We can't ask for better feedback from all participant.


This is one of many comments:


" THE FIRST COURSE I TRULY WISH WAS LONGER!"

2018-10-02 2:nd Polar code Course in Monaco and first one in Cooperation with La Belle Classe Academy.

First Polar Code Basic Course in cooperation with Yacht Club de Monaco has just finished, and it has been a success. Feedback from all participants has been very good.

"Very interesting course with highly competent instructors"

"Really informative and excellent"

2018-09-16  Cooperation with Yacht Club de Monaco and La Belle Classe Academy

We are very happy to inform about our new cooperation with Yacht Club de Monaco regarding Polar Code training. During autumn 2018 and 2019 we will conduct Polar Code training at La Belle Classe Academy by Yacht Club de Monaco.

2018-07-20 Cruise vessel Oriana  

P&O cruise vessel Oriana now meets the training requirements in STCW for Polar waters for all officers onboard. In total there was one week in Kalmar for half of the crew and then one week training onboard for the rest of the officers and captains.

2018-07-11 Next course will be onboard m/v Oriana

Basic Polar Code Course will be held onboard P&O cruise ship Oriana from 13th of July to 17th of July. It is a good setup were the officers work and can spend a few hours of their spare time every day on Course onboard.

2018-06-15 Kalmar, Sweden

We have now finish the Basic and Advanced combination Polar Code Course in Kalmar. This week we had 3 courses at the same time and like before the participants are coming from many difference countries.  Lots if experience in the class and discussions have been interesting and educational.


Have a good trip to Greenland, Svalbard, Alaska and Antarctic!

2018-06-13 Kalmar, Sweden

Polar code Basic course finish on the 13th of June, participant from all over the world.

We are coming closer and closer to the date of 1st of July when the vessels in Polar waters must have trained crew.


This week was in cooperation with Viking Ice Consultancy, Gard, Cleanship Scandinavia and Linnaeus University.

2018-06-01 Kalmar, Sweden

This time it was participants from 5 different countries.

Advanced Polar Code course was completed in cooperation with Viking Ice Consultancy, Gard, Cleanship Scandinavia and Linnaeus University. We have now educated more than 160 officers according to the Polar Code regulation and the STCW code.


2018-05-30 Kalmar, Sweden

Basic Polar Code course in Kalmar, Sweden 28/5 - 30/5 is just finished.

This time it was participants from 6 different countries and full class. Discussion and information sharing amongst all participants have been effective and satisfying. The participants are working on tankers, cruise vessels, mega yachts and offshore vessels.

Polar Code Courses

New certificate from 1st of July 2018 for vessel officers aboard ships covered by the Polar Code

Which ships are affected?

Certificate requirements meet ship officers who will serve on board ships covered by the Polar Code. This means ships meeting the SOLAS Convention who operate the polar areas according to the Polar Code after July 1, 2018.


What sailors are affected and what certificates?

There will be two ship master certificates that will serve on board vessels covered by the Polar Code.


Certificate of Basic Polar Service;

Those who will need a certificate for basic polar service are ship officers serving on passenger ships and tankers at open water in polar areas. The basic certificate will also be required for ship commander, in addition to the master and chief mate, serving on vessels in a polar area with an ice concentration of at least 1/10 or areas where icebergs occur, regardless of the type of vessel.


Certificate of Advanced Polar Service;

Those who will need a certificate for advanced polar service are the masters and chief officers serving on vessels in the polar area with an ice concentration of at least 1/10 or areas where icebergs occur.


How do you get the certificate?

A certificate of basic polar service will be available based on an approved basic education. A certificate for advanced polar service will be available on the basis of approved basic and advanced training and two-month seagoing service as ship officer. The seagoing service shall be made as a ship officer in the polar areas. There will also be an opportunity to cover seagoing services outside the polar areas. Services can be credited in the Bothnia, Gulf of Bothnia and Gulf of Finland. Such service shall be made between 1 November and 31 March, and the master or shipping company shall certify that the sailor served in water with an ice concentration of at least 1/10.


Transition?

The certificate will also be available on the basis of transitional rules, which means that those who meet these requirements do not need to complete an education to obtain first-time certificate. The Transport Agency may, until July 1, 2020 issue a certificate of basic polar service to the person who has served as a ship commander in the polar area before 1 July 2018 for at least three months during the last five-year period or has completed the corresponding service in an area outside the polar areas as above. The Transport Agency may, until 1 July 2020 issue a certificate of advanced polar service to the person who, before 1 July 2018, has served as Master or Chief Officer over at least three months in the last five-year period or has completed the corresponding service in a non-polar area as described above.




2018-05-04 Kalmar, Sweden

Polar bear in Arctic

We have just finished the Polar Code Basic course for Week 18 in Kalmar, next course will be in W.22 and it is a Basic and Advanced course same week and it looks like both courses will be full.

2018-03-16 Fort Lauderdale 

Polar Code Course in Sweden
For the 2nd year, we have completed the basic and Advanced polar code course in FFL for yacht crews in cooperation with Viking Ice Consultancy and CleanShip Scandinavia.

2017-12-15 Kalmar

Ice training

During week 50 Basic and Advanced Polar Code course was completed in cooperation with Viking Ice Consultancy, Gard and Linnaeus University in Kalmar, Sweden.

   2017-10-06 Monaco 

Polar Code Course Monaco

During Week 36, Basic ad Advanced Polar Code Course for Captains and officers at Yacht Club de Monaco was completed in cooperation with Viking Ice Consultancy, Gard and DNVL.

2017-04-07 Fort Lauderdale

Polar code training in Florida
During Week 14, Basic and Advanced Polar Code Course for yacht crew at National Marines facilities in Fort Lauderdale was completed in cooperation with Viking Ice Consultancy.

2017-03-08

90North Ice Consulting are now official approved educational organizer for STCW course by Swedish Maritime Administration

2017-03-31 Kalmar 

Polar Code Course In Sweden

During week 13 one Basic and one Advanced Polar Code course was completed in cooperation with Viking Ice Consultancy, Gard and Linnaeus University.

2017- 01-10 VR simulator up and running

Polar Code simulation

The new training system combines a realistic ice and ship model with latest VR technology. The VR simulation system developed by Viking Ice Consultancy and 90North Ice Consulting AB in cooperation with Kongsberg and Morild.

2016-02-29 Kalmar

Polar Code Course in Kalmar, Sweden

During week 9 the first test courses, named Polar Code Course, Basic and Advanced,was    completed in cooperation with Viking Supply Ships, Gard and Linnæus Universityin Kalmar. 

 The test week went very well and both the Danish and Swedish authorities were satisfied. We are waiting for the final approval of the Polar Code Courses, this will however not be decided until May.

2016-02-26

Course litterature to Polar Code Basic and Advance course according to IMO Polar Code training and Swedish Maritime Administration is now published.

Polar code books for purchase
Polar code course litterature