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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.

This course satisfies the following Tasks of NVIC 12-14: 10.1.A, 11.3.A, 13.1.A, 13.2.A, 13.3.A,and 13.4.A.

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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