SSAT – Ship Stability and Trim (In-house Course)

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Course Description

In this course, the student will be introduced to basic stability theory and definitions. The student will be able to recognize the factors that keep a ship floating upright. The course will consist of many calculations about the effects of loading a weight on a ship’s centre of gravity, hydrostatics, coefficients of form, Simpson’s rules for determining areas, and volumes, and moments of inertia.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Learning outcome

Define commonly used stability and hydrostatic terms to be applied in the industry;

Solve hydrostatic equations to determine the pressure and load exerted on ship board structures;

Calculate areas and volumes of common forms and ship shapes to be applied in practical and theoretical situations;

Determine the effect of a water density change on a ship;

Describe the load line arrangements for international and inland trades;

Recognize the factors that affect transverse ship’s stability to keep a ship stable;

Calculate the effect of adding/discharging and moving weights on the ship’s draft, list, trim in order to maintain positive stability and seaworthiness.

Course Fee: Contact Us

Course Duration: 2 days

Schedule: By request


Reference: 2010 Manila Amendments to the 1978 STCW Convention

Entry Standard:

Officer participants in the SMMFS course are assumed to have served on board, the length of which complies with the sea service requirement of MARINA. The candidate for this course must have completed the mandatory courses, e.g. ROC, RSC and ARPA.

Course Content:

I. Basic Hydrostatics
II. Areas, Volumes, Forces and Moments areas
III. Center of gravity of ships
IV. Center of buoyancy and floatation
V. Statical Stability