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H938 - Azipod® vessel operation in ice, including basic level Polar Code training, Management level

Management level (STCW) workshop on twin- and three-Azipod vessel ice operation and handling, covering normal operation, malfunctions and bridge communication.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Have deep understanding of the operational principles of diesel-electric Azipod vessels taking into account vessel safety, environmental and economical requirements and operational efficiency and maintenance needs.
  • Fully utilize the flexibility of the propulsion system.
    Identify potential malfunctions of the propulsion system and cope with them without sacrificing vessel safety. 
  • Communicate on the bridge about the different aspects of vessel operation and handling in a clear and concise manner.


NOTE: The actual content of each workshop is finalized according to the needs and requests of the customer and the participants.

Main topics include the following:

  • Azipod vessel operation and propulsion system behavior in all conditions
  • Azipod vessel system functionalities, power plant and propulsion system malfunctions
  • Azipod vessel resource management and bridge communication
  • Part of Basic Level Polar Code training (rest can be completed by e-learning by ABB training partner) 


  • Discussions, lessons and full mission bridge simulator exercises with two- and three-Azipod vessel to ensure learning at top level

Course outline

General Information

Duration: 5 days
Venue: Aboa Mare Training Centre, Turku, Finland

H883 - Azipod® vessel operation, operational level or good experience of Azipod vessel operations

Additional information: Maximum 6 participants

This workshop is run in conjunction with an approved maritime simulation center.

Simulator exercises consist: Harbor maneuvers, approaching ice, mode switch from bow first to stern first, running in broken lead, switch to bow first on entering open water, running in level ice, running in ridged ice field, berthing and unberthing in ice, drifting ice, following icebreaker, malfunctions.
Student profile:

Azipod vessel deck personnel at management level

Download: Course description as a pdf 

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