The $300m Christophe de Margerie carried a cargo of LNG from Norway to South Korea in 19 days, about 30% quicker than the conventional southern route through the Suez Canal. On its maiden voyage, the tanker used its integral icebreaker to cross ice fields 1.2m thick, passing along the northern sea section of the route in the Russian Arctic in a record six 1/2 days.
This course meets the STCW mandatory minimum requirements for training and qualification of masters and officers on board ships operating in polar waters. The course meets the requirements of Basic Training in Polar Water , STCW table AV/ 4-1.
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 FR 121, June 22, 2018).
Upon registration, courses are conveniently accessible online for students to participate at their own pace and on their own schedule, within a 365 day program completion time frame (7 courses). Courses may be taken simultaneously.