Aboa Mare Launches New Cold Weather Survival Course

Polar Survival

Aboa Mare and the Academy of Professional Safety have agreed to cooperate on the Arctic Polar Code Survival Training.

Tthe Arctic Polar Code Survival Training course, organized by the Academy of Professional Safety, has been added to the Aboa Mare course selection. The course is organized outdoors in Finnish Lapland in wintertime and its duration is 48 to 72 hours.

"This cooperation is a good addition to our training portfolio and allows our customers to further develop their Arctic skills," said Micael Vuorio, training director. 

The course objective is to learn how to survive for five days without assistance in freezing -30°C temperature, for instance after a shipwreck.

The training takes place in Kittilä and participants are trained to survive in exceptional situations in extremely cold circumstances. Other course topics include using essential safety equipment and tools and helping and interacting with others.

Another important training objective is to learn how to lead operations in exceptionally demanding circumstances, according to a statement from Aboa Mare.

The course is in compliance with the Polar Code regulations that bind shipping companies and operators regarding the minimum requirements for personnel training on skills needed in arctic circumstances after potential ship evacuation.


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