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Ship Construction & Basic Stability (STB-OIC)

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This course (MITPMI-449) is recommended for all "Able Seafarer - Deck" upgrading to Officer In Charge of a Navigation Watch (OICNW) and Third Mate Near Coastal or Oceans on vessels 500 GT and greater. The course provides students with a basic understanding of ship stability and construction. Through this course, trainees will become conversant in ship construction and proficient in basic stability and trim theory and its practicable applications.

Pre-requisites: There is no prerequisite training or qualifications necessary to take this course. However trainees will benefit from prior knowledge of basic math and physics.

What You Will Learn

  • Displacement
  • Buoyancy
  • Fresh water allowance
  • Statical stability
  • Initial stability
  • Statical stability curves
  • Movement of the center of gravity
  • Lilst and correction
  • Slack tanks and free surface effects
  • Trim
  • Actions in even of a partial loss of intact buoyancy

This course satisfies the following STCW95 and CFR training requirements:

  • Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code pertaining to maintaining seaworthiness of the ship (ship stability).
  • 46 CFR 11.901(c)(1) Formerly 46 CFR 10.901(c)(1)
  • 46 CFR 11.903(c) Formerly 46 CFR 10.903 (c)

This course also satisfies the NMC Policy letter 01-02 requirements for training in Basic Stability.

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MITAGS - Linthicum Heights, MD


PMI - Seattle, WA


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