This course is intended to provide deck officers and management-level engine officers with guidance and information on the ballast water system, ballasting and deballasting procedure to control the trim, list, draught, stability and stresses of the ship.
Upon completion of the course, trainees will be able to:
Identify design limitations imposed on ship’s operability
Identify onboard manuals and instrument that guides ship officer in operating ship within her permissible stress limit
Describe working principles of every component in the ballast/bilge system
Describe different activities in the pre-cargo/ballast operation stages
Describe measures for synchronizing cargo operation with ballast operation
Demonstrate ability in controlling cargo/ballast operation through simulation
Implement the plan’s ballasting sequence through simulation.
The International Convention
Ballast Handling Simulation
Available upon request
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