Chapter 12:

manning and training


CHAPTER SUMMARY
Chapter 12 includes requirements to help ensure that ships operating in polar waters are appropriately manned by adequately qualified, trained and experienced personnel. These are clearly set out in the Chapter 12 wording below.


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CHAPTER 12 –  MANNING AND TRAINING:
Full Polar Code text
As adopted from IMO - Full Polar Code text

12.1 Goal
The goal of this chapter is to ensure that ships operating in polar waters are appropriately manned by adequately qualified, trained and experienced personnel.

12.2 Functional requirements
In order to achieve the goal set out in paragraph 12.1 above, companies shall ensure that masters, chief mates and officers in charge of a navigational watch on board ships operating in polar waters shall have completed training to attain the abilities that are appropriate to the capacity to be filled and duties and responsibilities to be taken up, taking into account the provisions of the STCW Convention and the STCW Code, as amended.

12.3 Regulations
12.3.1 In order to meet the functional requirement of paragraph 12.2 above while operating in polar waters, masters, chief mates and officers in charge of a navigational watch shall be qualified in accordance with chapter V of the STCW Convention and the STCW Code, as amended, as follows:

 Ice conditions  Tankers  Passanger ships  Other
 Ice free Not applicable  Not applicable  Not applicable
 Other waters Advanced training for master and chief mate.
Basic training for officers in charge of a navigational watch.
Advanced training for master and chief mate.
Basic training for officers in charge of a navigational watch.
Advanced training for master and chief mate.
Basic training for officers in charge of a navigational watch.


12.3.2 The Administration may allow the use of a person(s) other than the master, chief mate or officers of the navigational watch to satisfy the requirements for training, as required by paragraph 12.3.1, provided that:
  • .1 this person(s) shall be qualified and certified in accordance with regulation II/2 of the STCW Convention and section A-II/2 of the STCW Code, and meets the advance training requirements noted in the above table;
  • .2 while operating in polar waters the ship has sufficient number of persons meeting the appropriate training requirements for polar waters to cover all watches;
  • .3 this person(s) is subject to the Administration's minimum hours of rest requirements at all times;
  • .4 when operating in waters other than open waters or bergy waters, the master, chief mate and officers in charge of a navigational watch on passenger ships and tankers shall meet the applicable basic training requirements noted in the above table; and
  • .5 when operating in waters with ice concentration of more than 2/10, the master, chief mate and officers in charge of a navigational watch on cargo ships other than tankers shall meet the applicable basic training requirements noted in the above table.
12.3.3 The use of a person other than the officer of the navigational watch to satisfy the requirements for training does not relieve the master or officer of the navigational watch from their duties and obligations for the safety of the ship.

12.3.4 Every crew member shall be made familiar with the procedures and equipment contained or referenced in the PWOM relevant to their assigned duties.


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