Northern Sea Route(NSR), which is a northern shipping lane between the pacific and Atlantic Oceans, was first navigated in its entirety by the Finnish-Swedish explorer Nordenskiold in 1878. The route is generally open during late summer and autumn and runs along the northern coast of Russia, before emptying into the Bering Strait and Pacific Ocean.
This course is designed to provide an advanced training for those mariners involved in working on vessels in polar waters as senior navigating officers.
It meets the standards of Table A-V/4-2 of the STCW Code. Candidates who have completed this course “are deemed to have fulfilled the STCW requirements and can work on vessels certified in accordance with the Polar Code.” The Coast Guard has issued CG-MMC Policy Letter 02-18 “Guidelines for Qualifications of Personnel for Issuing STCW Endorsements for Basic and Advanced Polar Code Operations,” (83 CFR 121, June 22, 2018).
Prerequisite Course: Successful completion of Basic Training for Polar Operations (Polar Code)
Upon registration, courses are conveniently accessible online for condidates to participate at their own pace and on their own schedule