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Navigating in Cold Climates Training

60 minutes
Engineering & Technology, Navigation & Communication
£37.50 exc. local taxes
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Further Information - Navigating in Cold Climates Training


Who is this course for?

All members of the bridge team involved in navigating, such as deck officers and Masters, on board vessels travelling in cold climates.

Is previous experience required?

No previous experience is required.

How will this course benefit me?

By providing you with an awareness of the risks that cold climates can pose and how to adjust navigation to safely travel in areas of cold climate.

How will this course benefit my company?

By ensuring bridge personnel can cope with the exceptional circumstances that cold climates can present for navigation.

What standards are referred to in this course?

• International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code)

• International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS)

• International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)

Is there an assessment?


Learning Objectives

Identify the main hazards of cold climates

List the different types and classes of sea ice

Explain the precautions needed when navigating close to or within sea ice

Explain how to navigate with icebreaker assistance and in convoys

Describe the effect of low air temperatures on equipment

Explain how topside icing occurs and influences the ship

Identify signs of low-pressure areas and list options to weather storms

Describe best practices for navigating in fog

List additional hazards in polar areas

Explain precautions needed in areas with icebergs

Demonstrate an understanding of weather forecasts

Describe required personal protection equipment and life-saving arrangements for cold climates


Exam in the e-learning course

System Requirements

• Internet access - users will need a device with a web browser and internet connection

• System - runs on computers, tablets and mobile devices using Windows 7 and above and MAC OS devices running IOS 11 and above

• Browsers - Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari

• Minimum browser size - none

• Audio - requires device speaker or headphones