Beyond Basic Stability and Trim

  • Length3 Days

Course Description

This course combines in-depth knowledge with a practical approach to meet the following key objectives: 

  • Regain your knowledge and confidence of the principles of Basic Stability and Trim

  • Learn and understand how to improvise specific solutions and answers without a computer using basic information of the vessel's capacity plan, and stability booklet or loading manual and a simple calculator.

  • Learn how to calculate specific answers and avoid the “trial and error guessing using a loading computer”

  • Learn how to proactively plan vessel loading to meet critical draft and requirements during a voyage. 

  • Understand how to manage a vessel's Stability and Trim by use of direct observation of the vessel including Draft Survey, Roll Test and Trim. 

  • Learn how to efficiently top off vessel loading to the desired Drafts and Trim critical draft and requirements during a voyage.

Prerequisites- None.

Suggested Courses/Skills- Basic Stability and Trim.

What You Will Learn

The Goal of this Workshop:

The goal of this Workshop is to show participants how much they really do know about Basic Stability and Trim as well as show them how to do Advanced Stability and Trim Calculations using “Old School Methods” to manage their vessel’s Stability, Draft and Trim. These “Old School Methods” allow the participant to be able to improvise on the spot to get answers that can be confirmed with the vessel’s loading computer, without wasting time by using “trial and error methods” using the vessel’s computer to arrive at workable solution.

A few of such improvised questions the typical Loading Computer cannot answer are:

  • What is the LCG required for zero trim at a specific Draft?
  • What is the true vessel’s Displacement corrected for Water Density and Trim?
  • What is the Cargo’s weight as determined by a Draft Survey?
  • What are the Assumed Conditions used in the vessel’s Stability Booklet or Loading Manual?
  • How to confirm a vessel’s Initial Stability?
  • How to correct a vessel’s List?
  • How to use the actual drafts you observe?
  • What should the vessel’s drafts read at the finish of loading so that it can take maximum cargo via the
  • Panama Canal?

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