more than 27 Years of experience from Polar waters

Basic and advanced polar code training


We offer basic and advanced Polar Code courses for Officers and operators. The course covers all training requirements in the IMO Polar Code, which will be mandatory as of 1 July 2018. All courses are within IMO STCW, Table A-V/4-1 for Basic and Table A-V/4-2 for Advanced.

Basic and Advanced Polar code courses

This course is an STCW course approved for the requirements in the new Polar Code requirements in force from 1 July 2018.

Navigation in first year ice

This course is mostly for crews and officers heading into ice for the first time, or for anyone who wants more understanding regarding ice characteristics and manoeuvring in first year ice.

Ice Advisors and Ice Pilots

Ice Advisors assist shipmasters when navigating in icy conditions or in Polar waters with the aim of ensuring the safest and most efficient route to the port of destination or operations in Polar Waters and back out to the open seas.

Pre-Assessment and Polar Water Operation Manual (PWOM)

Pre-Assessment and PWOM are mandatory for Vessels in Polar waters, this manual will be stamped by class and we will help you all way until it is stamped by class.

Operation in first and second year ice

These courses are for crew that will transit in ice, work with seismic operations in ice, drilling operations, ice management or iceberg towing.



The company 90NIC was established and founded in 2010 in Sweden by its owners Jan and Therese Persson. With more than 27 years of experience from many different types of operations in Arctic and ice infested waters we started to develop procedures and risk assessment for different companies when operating in ice covered waters.

Our aim is to prepare all ship crews and other personnel working in environmentally sensitive areas by tailor fitting of courses prior to operation commencement. We will work closely with our customers to meet their needs and to maintain highest level of safety and cost effectiveness.

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Voyages to Antarctica/Arctic waters