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  • Course name Stability for Surveyors & Supercargoes
  • Training objective Understanding the importance of stability, being able to integrate stability issues in cargo planning, surveys & casualty investigations, checking the ship’s stability calculations, ship specific stability issues, assisting and advising ship’s staff with stability issues, casualty stability, …
  • Prerequisites Familiar with the English language, both spoken and written, notions of ship stability
  • Duration 2 days
  • Trainers Capt. Werner Jacobs of the Antwerp Maritime Academy
  • Course format Powerpoint – DVD/video – case stories - exercises
  • Course language English
  • Supporting information Course syllabus
  • Pre-course training No specific course preparation/pre-training from delegates required
  • Max. number of delegates 12
  • Target group/delegate profile Inspectors, surveyors, marine warranty surveyors, cargo superintendents, ship’s staff, ...
  • Venue Hilton Old Town – Groenplaats (Antwerp)
  • Cost Public training : 1050 EUR/person (excl. VAT)

    How to obtain a 20 % discount :
    Book multiple participants of the same company for the same course organized at the same date.
    From the second participant on we deduct 20%.
    Pay the full amount at least 30 days prior to the course’s start date.

    In-house training : organised at lump-sum cost in function of number of candidates and location of the training. For details please contact us on training@imcs.be.
  • Certification An IMCS Training Academy certificate + a certificate of Continuous Professional Development of the Nautical Institute will be issued at the end of the course
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  • registration/morning coffee
  • stability : rules & regulations
    • legal issues
    • rules and regulations
    • stability manual
    • computer programmes
  • basics principles of ship stability
  • shearing forces & bending moments
  • general stability issues
    • effects of fuel consumption
    • ballast water management
    • effects of changes in GM during voyage
    • drydocking
  • ship specific stability issues
    • Bulk carriers
    • Log/timber carriers
    • Container vessels
    • General cargo/multipurpose ships
    • Heavy lift vessels
    • RoRo vessels
    • Tankers
    • Yacht stability
  • end of day 1

    Networking event & dinner, organised and sponsored by the IMCS Training Academy

  • registration/morning coffee
  • damage scenarios, case stories and exercises
    • Grounding
    • Fire
    • Liquefaction & free surface
    • Loading of steel products
    • Heavy list/shift of cargo
    • List in port
    • Collision
  • questions and answers
  • certificate ceremony and farewell drink
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