It is important that anyone going to sea on a vessel understands the factors that affect vessel stability. This course introduces the principles of vessel stability, why vessels float, the stability hazards that can make vessels unstable and the actions that need to be taken to keep a vessel stable and safe.
This course is for experienced fishers on any size of vessel and is a precursor to attending the Advanced Stability Awareness course.
The 16.5m Skipper’s Ticket requirement includes two 1 day courses on stability, entitled Stability Awareness for Experienced Fishers and Advanced Stability Awareness. Fishers are required to complete both courses.