Marine Operations

Offshore Stability and Ballast Control for Semi-Submersibles (Stability 2)

Duration:  4 days
Per Delegate:  £1,360.00

Practical Content


Theoretical Content


Delegates must provide their Stability Theory (Stability 1) Certificate prior to acceptance on the course, or possess IMO STCW Deck Certification, e.g. Officer of the Watch or higher.

Key Learning Outcomes

Develop a further understanding of the response of column-stabilised floating units to loading and environmental forces and damage control.

Course Content

  • Hydrostatic parameters
  • List and trim
  • Damaged stability
  • Deck loading
  • Motions in a seaway
  • Mooring system effects
  • Ballast control
  • Operating procedures
  • Daily loading reports


Delegates will undertake a multiple-choice examination to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes listed above.

PPE Requirements

PPE not required

Further Information

This course meets Part 2 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.1079(28) for the selection and training of Ballast Control Operators.

Target Audience
Target Audience

Personnel involved in ballast control operations who satisfy the entry requirements detailed below and who need to progress to the Ballast Control Simulator (Stability 3) course.


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