IMO International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) entered into force on January 1st, 2017. The Polar Code addresses ship design, construction and equipment, operational and training concerns, search and rescue and the protection of the unique environment of the polar regions. The IMO Polar Code became STCW mandatory as of 1 July 2018.
Simsea is now launching Polar Operations Training, basic and advanced courses. The training is approved by NMA and is in accordance the Polar Code, STCW Section V/4, table A-V/4-1 and 4-2.
The Basic level and Advanced courses are 3 days each. In addition, Simsea offers a 5 days combined Basic-Advanced level course of five-day duration.The courses contain theory based on the polar code text book written by Norvald Kjerstad and extensive training in our K-Sim Offshore simulators. The Polar courses are run once a month in 2019 and can also be arranged at request