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Advanced Stability

Course Length: 40 hours
Price: $1,000

This 5-day course provides thorough knowledge of stability principles and practical application to a variety of ship types. Includes practical assessments of stability software use as required by USCG. Topics include physical laws affecting a floating body, effects of cargo operations, loose water, fuel consumption, grounding and flooding on vessel stability. The objective of this stability course is to provide students with a review of stability fundamentals and practices and in doing so, satisfy company, national, and international regulations for candidates for certification as master or chief mate as follows:

  1. STCW Code Section A-II/2 and Table A-II/2 Competence: Control trim, stability, and stress.
  2. Bending Moments
  3. Damage Stability
  4. Stability Software

Upon completion of this course, the students will be knowledgeable of and will have demonstrated proficiency in the following areas:

  1. Understanding theories and factors affecting trim and stability and be able to use tables, diagrams and stress calculations
  2. Knowledge of the effect on trim and stability of a ship in the event of damage to and consequent flooding of a compartment and countermeasures to be taken will be understood
  3. Knowledge concerning intact stability

Any applicant who has successfully completed this 36-hour Advanced Stability course will satisfy the Advanced Stability training requirements for STCW certification as Master or Chief Mate on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC). The practical assessments conducted in this course will be accepted as the equivalent of the following assessments from the National Assessment Guidelines for Table A-II/2 of the STCW Code: M-9-1A, M-9-1B, M-9-1C, and M-9-1D. Applicants who have successfully completed your course need to present “Control Sheets” for these assessments in application for STCW certification.

Course Tools Required

A clear mind ready to learn and retain a large volume of information.
Paper and pencil for note taking
A scientific calculator
Plotting tools