Sjökapten – Isnavigering (Polar Code basic)

Kurskod S3660013
Studiepoäng 1 1/2

A trainee successfully completing this course will gain:
ability to contribute to safe operation of vessels in polar waters
understanding of ice characteristics and areas where different types of ice can be expected in the area of operation
understanding of vessel performance in ice and low air temperature
understanding of safe operations and ship manoeuvrability in ice
understanding to apply safe working practises and to respond to emergencies
understanding and awareness of correct crew preparation, working conditions and safety
understanding the need to ensure compliance with pollution prevention requirements and prevent environmental hazards
understanding skills to perform manoeuvres in order to safely operate ships in polar waters


– Regulations and standards
– ice nomenclature, characteristics and detection
– Vessel characteristics
– manoeuvering in ice
– passage planning and reporting
– icebreaker assistance
– vessel performance in polar waters/low air temperatures
– crew preparation, working conditions and safety
– environment




Tvågradig skala (Godkänd/Underkänd)




Utbildningsprogrammet för sjöfart


Direct observation of work activities in simulator exercises
Written exam

Kurslitteratur och studiematerial

International Maritime Organization (2016). Polar code: International code for ships operating in polar waters. (2016 edition.) London: International Maritime Organization.
course compendiums, Internet sources adviced by instructor


Passed course will be noted in student´s records. Passed course entitles a course certificate.


Lectures, workshops and simulations


The course takes into account:
The Polar Code
IMO Model Courses 7.11 (Basic Training for Ships operating in Polar Waters)
STCW tables A-V/4.1

Utskriven 02 juli 2022 kl 23:18