Stability by Distance - Basic

Stability by Distance - Basic teaches the necessary basic understanding of a ship’s stability.

Course Aim

To provide the very necessary basic understanding of a ship’s stability. This requires the learning of formula which at first appears a daunting task. It is not, the formula and the fairly easy mathematics required to solve the formula can all be simplified by first learning the principles behind the subject of stability.

Content

This course covers the Law of Flotation, Load lines, Basic Transverse Stability, Small Angles of List, Free Surface Effect, Causes and correction of a Negative Stability and an introduction to the Curve of Righting Levers as well as an introduction to Longitudinal Stability.

Who should participate?

The course is ideally suited for Container Ship Planners, Ballast Operators in the oil & gas industry, Stevedores or any shore based personnel dealing with ship operations where the stability requirements of the vessel are critical to a safe and successful operation, as well as seagoing staff wishing to further their knowledge in the subject.

Course Prerequisites

Satisfactory completion of at least Year 10.

Duration

This course is designed to be self-paced. Participants should aim to complete the course within 12 months of the enrolment date.

Outcome

Participants who satisfactorily complete the course and provide documentary evidence to satisfy the course pre‐requisite will be issued an AMC Basic Knowledge and Principles of a Ship’s Stability certificate.


  • Duration: Self-paced
  • Course Options: (including GST)
    Online course | $1,370

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