A Trusted Navigational Partner
The waters in the Southern Hemisphere are ice strewn and often poorly charted, where local knowledge is essential Our in-depth experience in polar waters on varying types of vessels combined with Polar Code qualifications* will give captains and owners the confidence required to cruise to the remote Southern Hemisphere. These qualifications also help insurance companies feel confident about approving voyage plans and the risks involved in insuring your vessel.
* After January 2017, The IMO Polar Code will require qualifications, which we can help you meet.
IMO Polar Code Qualified
Ashley Perrin graduated as the first woman from the second ever class in Ice Navigation at Alaska Vocational Technical Education Center (AVTEC). The course involved 10 days of classroom lectures and Kongsberg Polaris simulator bridge training.
The course satisfies the knowledge, understanding, and proficiency for "voyage planning and navigation: ice" requirement of Section A-II/2 and Table A-II/2 and Section A-11/3,
Table A-11/3 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010, and tasks 1.1.A.4 of NVIC 10-14 and 1.1.A.3 of NVIC 11-14.
Ashley has over a decade of experience working on superyachts in mate and captain roles. Combined with living in Antarctica and South Georgia from 2009 through 2011 as Senior Boating Officer for the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) your vessel is in safe hands. While with BAS Ashley was a support diver, drove the aluminium pilot vessel for the South Georgia government and supported marine and terrestrial science projects at Rothera Research Station (67S) and King Edward Point (57S).
Ashley also worked aboard the Corinthian II an Antarctic Expedition Ship as Expedition Staff.