Stream Marine Training Become The First Scottish Based Provider Of The Workboat Stability Course
We are excited to introduce a new training course to our portfolio regarding the stability of small workboats and pilot boats.
“The Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) Small Workboat Stability Course” is a one day training programme offered by SMT and designed to comply with the requirement in the 2014 MCA Workboat Code.
“We are the only Scotland based training provider – conveniently located next to Glasgow Airport of this programme for what is now a mandatory requirement for at least one crew member on a workboat,” said Patrick McCabe, Director of SMT’s Marine and Technical business.
“Candidates for other MCA qualifications such as Master 200/OOW 500, Boatmaster, Tug Master and Yachtmaster Offshore would also find this course useful to understand what can be a very complex subject,” he continued, “It also includes a 45-minute written exam that tests the knowledge and understanding of the students at the end of the course with a minimum pass rate of 60%.”
Here is what one of the industry professionals has to say about the importance of completing the course:
The subjects covered in the one day programme includes:
- General Principles of Transverse Stability
- Adding, removing and shifting weights-
- The Stability Booklet
- Stiff and tender vessels
- Use of cranes and shift of CoG
- Free Surface Effect
- Critical KG calculations (Transverse Stability)
- Inclining Test
- Deck edge Immersion
- Catamaran stability
- Risks associated with Tug and Tow
- Risks associated with deck cargoes
- Wind & Ice accretion effect
The first course is on 27th March followed by the 17th April and then the 15th May. More dates will be added as these are selling our fast so make sure to book quick!