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Polar Navigation

Advice & Guidance






​Benoit Hebert is offering his experience to assist you with your project or navigation in polar areas, through :


- Advice and support  for the preparation of your polar navigation.


- Pilotage in polar areas ( Ice Pilot ) for any  vessel type and tonnage.

- Assistance and technical follow up in polar ship design and building.




Benoit Hebert  holds a Master Class 1 Certificate and a Nautical Institute Ice Navigator Level 2 Certificate.


Benoit Hebert served as Master  on Polar Supply Vessels L'ASTROLABE and AURORA AUSTRALIS. Both vessels were owned and operated by P&O Maritime Services and respectively chartered by the French Polar Institute (IPEV) and the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD).

Benoit Hebert is offering his services as Ice Pilot and Consultant.



Polar Institutes


Shipping Companies


Cruise Brokers


Polar Expeditions




Ship design, Shipyards


Nautical Course and Training Institutes

Polar navigation remains hazardous.

It requires specific skills and knowledge.


A modern Polar Vessel must have special characteristics and features that must comply with the Polar Code.


That is why you will need the expertise of a professional.
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" Working with Benoit was a great pleasure : motivation, extensive hands-on experience and determination are the main skills that allowed us to successfully accomplish our missions, often in harsh ice and weather conditions.

To summarize: a valuable guide in the pack ice and a very good seafarer to be recommended for any polar expedition."


Patrice Godon, Manager Polar Logistics IPEV

"Expertise, professionalism and a real team spirit are the qualities I can expect from Benoit when we work together"

Shaun Deshommes,

Operations Manager P&O Maritime Services