Basic & Advanced Polar Code

Resolve Maritime Academy.

The Basic & Advanced Course covers all training requirements in the IMO Polar Code, which were mandatory as of 1 July 2018.  This course 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 of ice-classed cargo ships.


  • Polar Code Regulations & Standards
  • Ice Nomenclature
  • Ice Dynamics
  • Satellite Imagery
  • Arctic Meteorology
  • Vessel Performance in Polar Waters/Low Air Temperatures
  • SAR in the Arctic
  • Vessel Characteristics
  • Voyage Planning
  • Maneuvering in Ice
  • Ice Breaker Operations
  • CrewPreparation, Working Conditions & Safety
  • Survival/First Aid in Cold Climate
  • Environment
  • Virtual Reality Simulation Exercises

After successfully passing the test, trainees will obtain an STCW Polar Code Basic and/or Advanced certificate issued by the Norwegian Maritime Authority, 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.

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


  • PRICE: $3000
  • LENGTH: 4 Days
  • APPROVAL: Norwegian Maritime Authority
  • TRAINING METHOD: Lecture and Simulation
    Safe Arctic
  • EQUIPMENT: Full Mission Bridge, Mini Bridges
  • CAPACITY: 20
  • MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: 14 (This class is subjected to being cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met)