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Further Information - Ship Stability - Introduction (Maritime) Training


Who is this course for?

All seafarers, shipboard or shore-based office personnel who require an introduction to ship stability.

Is previous experience required?

No previous experience is required.

How will this course benefit me?

By providing learners with a basic understanding of the principles of ship stability.

How will this course benefit my company?

By increasing company personnel’s awareness and understanding of ship stability and thus decreasing the chance of related incidents.

What standards are referred to in this course?

This course does not refer to specific legislation or standards but is written according to industry best practice.

Is there an assessment?

Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 70%.

Learning Objectives

• Recognise and explain fundamental terms in relation to ship stability

• Explain the law of flotation and how this impacts ship stability

• Describe what is meant by ‘stability’

• Explain the relationship between the ‘Centre of Buoyancy’ and ‘Centre of Gravity’

• Describe what is meant by longitudinal stability

• Give an overview of the purpose of a ship’s inclination test

• Give an overview of the information that should be included in a ship’s Stability Booklet


Exam in the e-learning course

System Requirements

• Internet access - users will need a device with a web browser and internet connection

• System - runs on computers, tablets and mobile devices using Windows 7 and above and MAC OS devices running IOS 11 and above

• Browsers - Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari

• Minimum browser size - none

• Audio - requires device speaker or headphones