Advanced Stability

Advanced Stability


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Course Length:  40 hours
Cost: $1,100
Prerequisite: None

Advanced Stability is a 5-day USCG & STCW approved course that provides students with the knowledge of stability principles and practical application to a variety of ship types through the use of USCG approved software. 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:

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

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

  • Understanding theories and factors affecting trim and stability and be able to use tables, diagrams and stress calculations
  • 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
  • Knowledge concerning intact stability

Students who has successfully complete the Advanced Stability course will satisfy the Advanced Stability training requirements of 46 CFR 11.305(a)(3)(ii) and 11.307(a)(3)(ii) for STCW endorsements as Chief Mate or Master on vessels of 3,000 GT or more and 46 CFR 11.311(a)(3)(ii) and 11.313(a)(3)(ii) for STCW endorsements as Master or Chief Mate on vessels of more than 500 GT and less than 3,000 GT; and the specific tasks from the National Assessment Guidelines found in NVIC-10-14 and NVIC 11-14: 9.10.A, 9.16.B, 11.1.B, 11.2.A, 11.3.A, 11.3.B, 11.3.C, 11.3.D, 11.4.A, 11.5.D, 14.1.A, 14.1.B, 14.1.C, 14.1.D, 14.2.A, 14.3.A, 17.2.A