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New: Launch of Ice Navigator Scheme

On 1 July 2017 The Nautical Institute launched the Ice Navigator Training and Certification Scheme. 

The Scheme is designed to complement IMO’s Polar Code, but the content is not restricted to the Polar regions, and it expands on the minimum requirements of STCW. The focus is on actual shiphandling and operation of vessels in ice-covered waters worldwide.

The Scheme is open to those who hold, or are studying towards, a deck officer qualification awarded by a White List administration. Participants must demonstrate practical competence on board and in simulator exercises, and show a thorough understanding of ice regimes, including ice physics, operations in sea ice, hazards, search and rescue and weather.

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Important notice: new online accreditations platform

A new IT platform covering all aspects of The Nautical Institute's accreditation and certification activities has been launched. Visit the NI Alexis Platform at: 

Accreditation is defined by The Nautical Institute as the systematic verification of the processes, procedures, methods and techniques employed to deliver a maritime training product or service in accordance with standards defined, co-developed or approved by The Nautical Institute.

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Accredited training providers have demonstrated that their product or service meets the standard required for Nautical Institute accreditation. This award is normally valid for a period of not more than three years.

The Nautical Institute offers a wide range of accreditation services, from being the sole recognised certification provider for Dynamic Positioning Traning to providing one-off audits for compliance against a known standard. It has the capability to operate a full international certification scheme or to work on behalf of Flag Administrations as a designated authority.

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