MCA Approved Workboat Stability Overview
A basic understanding of stability is required by all those who have responsibility for the safety of workboats and other small vessels.
This course is approved by the MCA as meeting the requirements for Stability Training for Masters and Operators of Workboats and other small vessels as specified in the Workboat Code Edition 2 – Amendment 1 The Safety of Small Workboats and Pilot Boats a Code of Practice’ Section 26.6.2 (The Brown Code)
The aim of this one day training course is to give a person intending to act as Master of a Workboat, Tug or Pilot Boat the basic Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) required in that position in relation to the stability of the vessel.
Students should be 16 years of age and be able to produce a government form of identification. The training is best undertaken by persons who have experience working in a deck capacity on small craft and are familiar with their deck operations and general terms in use.
This course is designed to promote knowledge, understanding and proficiency in small vessel crews with regard to the following objectives:
- General Stability Terms in Use
- General Principles of Transverse Stability
- Adding, Removing and Shifting Weights
- The Stability Booklet
- Stiff and Tender Vessels
- Use of Cranes and Shift of CoG
- Free Surface Effect
- Critical KG Calculations (Transverse Stability)
- Inclining Test
- Deck Edge Immersion
- Catamaran Stability
- Risks Associated With Tug and Tow
- Risks Associated With Deck Cargoes
- Wind & Ice Accretion Effects
This is a two day course intended as an introduction to Radar and ECS for those working on small ships…