NOAA OMAO ADVANCED SHIP STABILITY
- Format 3 Days
Advanced Ship Stability training- OMAO is a 2-3 day advanced ship stability course consisting of pre-work and classroom work. The course is tailored to OMAO (Office of Marine and Aviation Operations specific ships, policies, tools, and programs to the greatest extent possible. Objectives - Gain working knowledge and application of stability, trim and stress tables, diagrams, and stress-calculating equipment. Learn stability principles and practical application to all of the NOAA ships. Gain knowledge and understanding of the theories and factors affecting trim and stability. Learn the measures necessary to preserve trim and stability, the effect of damage and consequent flooding of compartments, countermeasures to be taken, and IMO/USCG recommendations concerning ship stability. Develop proficiency in the use of stability and trim diagrams and stress-calculating equipment. Learn and understand how to improvise specific solutions and answers without a computer using the basic information of the vessel's capacity plan, stability booklet or loading manual, and a simple calculator. Learn how to proactively plan vessel loading to meet critical draft and requirements during a voyage. Understand how to manage a vessel's Stability and Trim by use of direct observation of the vessel including Draft Survey, Roll Test, and Trim Develop proficiency in developing and utilizing burn plans. Develop proficiency in burn plans with ballasting operations and their impact on ship stability. What do you do when the T&S calculations don't match reality? How much variation between observed displacement and trim, and computed displacement and trim is acceptable? What can cause this, and what can you do to identify the source of the discrepancy? When is it time to advocate for re-inclining the ship? Burn plans with ballasting operations and their impact on ship stability. The concepts to be covered are: Displacement, Buoyancy, Fresh Water Allowance, Initial Stability, Statical Stability, Statical Stability Curves, Movement of Center of Gravity, Trim, List and Correction, Free Surface Effect, Stress, Bending Moment, Damage Stability, Use of Stability Software Programs, Advanced Calculations, Manual calculations, Shipyard configurations, Other Requirements, Provide a single point of contact to coordinate and assist the OMAO Training Division during the program.
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