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Launceston, Hunter Maritime College



Controlling and managing the stability of the vessel when at sea and in port to ensure the safety of the vessel, its cargo and crew is a prime domain of responsibility of the ship's officer. This unit focuses on the conceptual knowledge and practical application of ship stability on commercial vessels.

A student completing this unit will be able to apply various stability concepts addressing aspects in statical and dynamical stability, ensuring that regulatory recommendations are met and that the vessel maintains its stability under all conditions of its operation. It is further designed to blend the theoretical concepts with real life experience; using typical shipboard stability applications. The unit will build up on the knowledge attained in Ship Stability & Seaworthiness unit of the Watchkeeper study and is a core unit of the final year. This unit meet the requirements for knowledge, understanding and proficiency set out by the Maritime Training Package MAR60315, the STCW 2010 (Manila Amendments) and Table A-II/2 of the STCW code.

Summary 2022

Unit name Advanced Ship Stability
Unit code JND318
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Seafaring and Maritime Operations

Capt.Darrel Silva

Teaching staff

Capt.Darrel Silva

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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  • JND287


Teaching Pattern

Blended delivery in the form of lectures and online learning supplemented with consolidated face to face learning and practical training in simulated ship environment towards the end of semester

Students attending classes and students electing to study on flexible mode will follow the same class time table. Total lecturing hours have not changed from the existing. Both categories of students will have access to the same resources through MyLo

Lectures Duration / Frequency / Time tabling

2.5 hrs / 1/ week / for 10 weeks

Total Hrs 25

Tutorial Duration / Frequency / Time Tabling

2.5 hrs / 1/ week for 10 weeks

Total Hrs 25

Attendance is ecommended for end of semester consolidated teaching period.


Assessment 1: Quizzes – 10%

Assessment 2: Class exam - 20%

Assessment 3: Practical Assessment - UP

Assessment 4: Final Exam – 70%

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1. Kemp, J.F and Young, Peter, Ship Stability Note and Examples, 3rd edition, Oxford, 2001.

2. Subramanium, H, Ship Stability II and III (any edition), Nutshell series, 1990

3.Derrett, D. R and Barrass, C. B., Ship Stability for Masters and Mates, 6th edition, Oxford,2006

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