Marine Operations

Ballast Control Simulator Course (Stability 3)

Duration:  3 days
Per Delegate:  £1,815.00

Practical Content


Theoretical Content


Delegates must submit a copy of their Stability 2 Certificate achieved within 5 years prior to acceptance on the course.

Key Learning Outcomes

Develop skills and knowledge in the handling of Ballast Control operations in simulated, normal and emergency situations.

Course Content

Comprehensive stability instruction utilising full-motion simulators to replicate extreme wind and sea conditions and emergency situations. The course covers:

  • Collision
  • Loss of watertight integrity
  • Blackout (local and total)
  • Equipment failure
  • Shift of cargo
  • Severe weather
  • Mooring failure


Delegates will undertake a practical exercise to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes listed above.

PPE Requirements

PPE not required.

Further Information

This course uses a unique high fidelity semi-submersible simulator with hydraulically actuated motion to replicate all aspects of stability and ballast control operations. 

This course meets the final part of the previous IADC Comprehensive Stability Programme ‘A’. The certificate issued complies with the requirements of the United Kingdom and Canada, US Coast Guard (USCG) and the International Maritime Organization (lMO) Requirement A.1  079(28) for the selection and training of Ballast Control Operators.

Target Audience
Target Audience

Personnel who have completed the requirements of Stability 1 and 2 of the training for Ballast Control Operators.


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