Navigation in Ice



In order to navigate safely in ice regions, seafarers shall be aware of the possible hazards.This module will give a basic understanding and awareness of navigation in ice areas and emphasizes the precautions for the hazards.

Course Content

  • Ice Types
  • Reporting Ice Conditions
  • Ice Regions
  • Ice Class Vessels
  • Preparing the Crew and the Ship for Ice
  • Ice Breaker Operations, Navigation In Ice ( Independent or in Convoy)
  • Ship Handling
  • Oil Pollution In Ice Covered Waters
  • Examination

Course Duration

Depending on the participants’ background and knowledge of the subject. Average time is 2 hours for CBT module and practical exercise.

Course Requirement

  • VIQ Chapter 12

The course is based on the guidelines given in IMO Resolution A1024(26), Guidelines for ships operating in Polar waters, IMO MSC Circular 1185a Guide for Cold Water Survival and Guidelines for Offshore Marine Operations (GOMO) Appendix 7a

Additional information

Ship Type

Bulk, Chemical Tanker, Container, Gas Tanker, General Cargo, LNG, Oil Tanker, Passenger, RORO, Tug

Target Group

Deck Management, Deck Operational, Shorebased Personnel


English, Turkish





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