Marine Operations

Stability Theory (Stability 1)

Duration:  4 days
Per Delegate:  £1,360.00

Practical Content


Theoretical Content


There are no prerequisites for this course. 

Key Learning Outcomes

Gain an understanding of fundamental stability concepts, calculations and their application.

Course Content

  • Terminology
  • States of equilibrium
  • Initial stability
  • Longitudinal and transverse stability
  • Hydrostatics


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 1 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 with no formal stability training or qualifications who intend to become Ballast Control Operators or who have responsibility for Ballast Control Operators.

Personnel who do not hold an IMO STCW (International Maritime Organisation Standard of Training Certification and Watchkeeping) deck certificate and whose flag state accepts this course for entry onto stability competence courses for Mobile Offshore Units (MOUs). This course is suitable for all MOU personnel involved in stability calculations, including self- elevating platforms (Jack-Ups).

Personnel who wish to gain an understanding of basic stability theory in their pursuit of an Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) certificate for self-jacking platforms.

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