Advanced Stability

  • Length5 Days
  • Pre-requisiteStability Basic

Course Description

This course (MITPMI-25) is required for all 2nd Mates upgrading to Chief Mate/Master. It provides a thorough knowledge of stability principles and practical application to a variety of ship types.

During this course, senior deck officer trainees will gain knowledge and understanding of the theories and factors affecting trim and stability. Trainees will learn the measures necessary to preserve trim and stability, the effect of damage, consequent flooding of compartments and IMO/USCG recommendations concerning ship stability. Trainees will develop proficiency in the use of stability and trim diagrams and stress-calculating equipment.

This course requires the trainee to have a fundamental understanding of basic stability and trim theory, as well as basic math and trigonometry. It is a fast-paced course; consequently there is not enough time to go over these areas in detail. Therefore, prior to taking this course, trainees must have successfully completed The National Cargo Bureau (NCB) self-study course on stability. It is highly suggested that candidates consider taking the MITAGS Basic Stability Training course or equivalent basic stability training from a Maritime Academy. This course is also a prerequisite for the MITAGS Cargo Handling and Stowage (CMM-CHS I & II) courses.

This course satisfies the following STCW 2010 and CFR training requirements:

  • Tasks from NVIC 10-14 and NVIC 11-14: 9.10.A, 11.2.A, 11.3.A, 11.3.B, 11.3.C, 11.3.D, 14.1.A, 14.1.B, 14.1.C, 14.1.D, 14.2.A, 14.3.A, and 17.2.A.
  • 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.

Prerequisite- MITAGS Basic Stability Training course or The National Cargo Bureau (NCB) self-study course on stability.

Suggested Courses/Skills-Fundamental understanding of basic stability and trim theory, as well as basic math and trigonometry, see NVIC 10-14.

What You Will Learn

  • Effects of Density on Stability
  • Stability at Moderate and Large Angles of Heel
  • Simplified Stability Data
  • Trim and List
  • Dynamical Stability
  • GM by Rolling Period Test
  • Intact Stability Requirements for the Carriage of Grain
  • Rolling of Ships
  • Drydocking and Grounding
  • Shear Force, Bending Moments and Torsional Stress
  • Effect of Flooding on Transverse Stability
  • Effect of Flooding on Trim
  • Assessment of Damaged Condition

What You Should Bring

  • Scientific Calculator


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