Introduction to Principles of Vessel Stability
The free course on the principles of vessel stability, as well as the principles of hydrostatic pressure and flotation.Publisher: ADU
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Introduction to the principles of vessel stability is a free online course that begins by introducing you to the concept of stability in a vessel, and forces during towing in a horizontal plane. You will also learn about the forces during towing in a vertical plane. You will learn about the principles of hydrostatics pressure, practical applications and the principles of flotation. You will also learn about the transverse stability, centre of gravity, as well as the centre of gravity of a ship. This course will teach you about the shift in the centre of gravity. The course will also teach you about the transverse statical stability, angle of the heel due to shifting a mass, and the principles of stability. You will also be introduced to the various factors that influence the vessel's stability in the water. The factors that influence the stability of a ship and how it affects the list will also be covered in this course. You will also be introduced to the trim along with the free surface effect. You will also learn about how the stability of a vessel can be impaired. The process of assigning load lines to tugs, watertight integrity, as well as high water alarms will be covered in the course.
The course then examines the watertight doors, other openings, stability criteria, and openings in the hull, superstructures or deckhouses. You will learn about the maintenance of watertight integrity, watertight bulkhead, water tightness tests, as well as the doors and hatches. The topic also explains the standard operating procedure on board. You will also learn about how the floating tugboat's stability can be influenced by its displacement. The stability of the tugboat, the risk of capsizing, the concept of girting, and the remedy of down flooding will be covered in this course. The course will cover the towline emergency quick-release mechanisms. It will also cover a specific area of loss of intact stability related casualties for tugboats. You will learn about a specific area of loss of intact stability related casualties for Tugboats. You will also learn about the characteristics of stability casualties. The heeling and righting arm curves, as well as additional stability criteria for service notation of escort tug, will be covered in the course. This course will explain how the right arm curve for a typical vessel can define its shapes with several general characteristics.
Furthermore, this course will help you get familiar with how important it is for the intact stability of tugs to comply with the international code on intact stability, 2008. You will also learn how to ensure all watertight decks and bulkheads are inspected periodically. The course will explain how to verify that there are no unprotected openings or improper penetrations that will allow progressive flooding. You will also learn about how the watertight subdivisions can be kept to a minimum compatible with the design and proper working of the ship. The course will illustrate how the access doors and access hatch covers are to be closed at sea. The characteristics of the watertight doors, non-watertight doors, spray tight doors, and panel doors will also be covered in this course. You will learn about closure fitting, gaskets, hope bay, as well as the illustration of the covers for openings into holds and deck, scuttles. This free online course will be of great interest to students, researchers, and anyone with an interest in the principles of vessel stability. So, register for this course and start your next learning journey today.Start Course Now
Vessel Stability - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Vessel Stability
Factors of Stability
Vessel Stability - Lesson Summary
Hatches and Maintenance of Watertight Integrity
Hatches and Maintenance of Watertight Integrity - Learning Outcomes
Hatches and Other Openings
Maintenance of Watertight Integrity
Stability and Risk of Capsizing
Hatches and Maintenance of Watertight Integrity - Lesson Summary
Upon the successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Identify the basic theories on floatation, equilibrium and transverse stability.
- Explain the principles of statical stability and the factors that - - influence vessel stability.
- Discuss the concept of watertight integrity and how it is to be maintained.
- Outline the importance of bollard pull that affects vessel stability.
- Discuss the watertight integrity and the general maintenance process.
- Explain the process of assigning loads on tugs, and watertight integrity.
- Identify the watertight doors, other openings and maintenance of watertight integrity.
- Discuss the standard operating procedure onboard and closure of openings.
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