MNV-220:Small Vessel Stability


GENERAL INFORMATION:


Course title:  MNV 220 Small Vessel Stability

Campus:   FSM FMI

Initiator: Matthias J Ewarmai

Date:  April 30, 2015

Course description
This is the most basic course in stability of vessels not more than 200 gross registered tonnage (approx. 24 meters in length or less) engaged in near coastal voyages. It provides the learner with the basic knowledge and understanding of stability concepts in relation to loading, discharging and shifting of weights on a vessel, and maintaining that vessel in a stable condition.

                                                                                                SPC Required Contact Hrs – 35

SPC Module Name & Code:  SPC 044 Small Vessel Stability (Master 5)
STCW-95 Reg. 11/3.6, Table A-11/3    
                                            

 

COURSE HOURS/CREDITS:

 

 

Hours per Week

 

No.  of  Weeks

 

Total Hours

 

Semester Credits

Lecture

 

          2

x

16

x

32

=

 

Practicum

 

          3

x

16

x

48

=

 

Lecture/Prac

 

 

x

 

x

60

=

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
Total  Semester

 

Credits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PURPOSE OF COURSE:        
[   ] Degree requirement
[   ] Degree elective
[X] Certificate      Advanced Certificate of Achievement – Class 5 Master
[X] Other             A required course for the issuance of Certificate of Competency in Class 5 Navigation by the FSM Transportation, Communication and Infrastructure.

PREREQUISITES:   Class 6 Master courses

1)PSLOS OF OTHER PROGRAMS THIS COURSE MEETS:


PSLO#

                             Program

 

 

INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (Check all that apply)

 

[    ]

1. Effective oral communication: capacity to deliver prepared, purposeful presentations designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in the listeners’ attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors.

 

[    ]

2. Effective written communication: development and expression of ideas in writing through work in many genres and styles, utilizing different writing technologies, and mixing texts, data, and images through iterative experiences across the curriculum.

[    ]

3. Critical thinking: a habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.

[X ]

4. Problem solving: capacity to design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal.

 

[    ]

5. Intercultural knowledge and competence: a set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts.

 

[X ]

6. Information literacy: the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand.

[X]

7. Foundations and skills for life-long learning: purposeful learning activity, undertaken on an ongoing basis with the aim of improving knowledge, skills, and competence.

 

[    ]

8. Quantitative Reasoning: ability to reason and solve quantitative problems from a wide array of authentic contexts and everyday life situations; comprehends and can create sophisticated arguments supported by quantitative evidence and can clearly communicate those arguments in a variety of formats.

 

 

2)  PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLOs): The student will be able
to:

  • Demonstrate competency in safe management and operation of a vessel of not more than 200 gross tonnage by:
  • Setting up and correctly operate navigational and emergency communication equipment;
  • Maintaining a good stability of a vessel in compliance with national and international requirements;
  • Planning and conducting the coastal passage of a vessel.

 

  • Demonstrate competency in defining and outlining the structural and watertight integrity of a vessel.

 

3)  COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (General): The student will be
able to:

  • Describe the application of fundamental stability principles to the safe operation of a vessel.
  • Describe loading, discharging and shifting of weights safely on a vessel.
  • Describe the appropriate actions to be taken to counteract adverse effects on stability.
  • Use the information contained in a vessel’s Simplified Stability Data to ensure the safe operation of a vessel.

 

4)  COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (Specific): The student will be  
able to:


CSLO (General) 1: Describe the application of fundamental stability principles to the safe operation of a vessel.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

1.1 Explain the meaning of terms commonly used in relation to stability.

4,6,7

1(b)

Written assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in:

  • Explaining the meaning of terms commonly used in relation to stability
  • Describing the principle of flotation.
  • Explaining the relations hip between mass, volume, weight and buoyancy
  • Describing the effect of density on draft and displacement
  • Determining the weight of cargo or ballast using displacement and TPC tables
  • Describing the conditions of stable, unstable and neutral equilibrium
  • Explaining the significance of the GZ curve as a measure of vessel’s stability
  • describing the basic loadline requirements in accordance with the International Convention on Loadlines, 1966.

1.2 Describe the principle of flotation.

1.3 Explain the relationship between mass, volume, weight and buoyancy

1.4 Describe the effect of density on draft and displacement

1.5 Determine the weight of cargo or ballast using displacement and TPC tables.

1.6 Describe the conditions of stable, unstable and neutral equilibrium.

1.7 Explain the significance of the GZ curve as a measure of vessel’s stability.

1.8 Describe basic loadline requirements.

CSLO (General) 2: Describe loading, discharge and shifting of weights safely on a vessel.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

2.1 Explain the effects of adding, removing and shifting weights on the center of gravity, center of flotation, draft, trim and stability.

4,6,7

1(b)

Written assessment will be used to assess student’s competence in:

  • explaining the effects of adding, removing and shifting weights on the center of gravity, center of flotation, draft, trim and stability
  • describing the effect on stability when vessel/s gear is used to handle weights
  • describing the effects of heel and list on the stability of a vessel

2.2 Describe the effect on stability when vessel’s gear is used to handle weights.

2.3 Describe the effects of heel and list on the stability of a vessel.

CSLO (General) 3: Describe the appropriate actions to be taken to counteract adverse effects on stability

Student Learning Outcomes (Specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

3.1 Describe the causes and effects of free surface effects on the stability of a vessel.

4,6,7

1(b)

Written assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in

  • describing the causes and effects of free surface effects on the stability of a vessel
  • describing the safe working practices to reduce free surface effects
  • explaining the difference between list and angle of loll
  • describing actions required to correct an angle of loll
  • explaining the effects of water on deck, and the means of reducing those effects, on the stability of a vessel of less than 200 gross tons
  • explaining the effect on stability of a vessel that has been “bilged”
  • describing the actions to contain flooding in the even of underwater damage to the hull
  • describing the precautions required when making alterations to a vessel that may affect stability
  • describing situations that could cause a vessel to capsize and the actions required to minimize the risk

3.2 Describe safe working practices to reduce free surface effects

3.3 Explain the difference between list and angle of loll.

3.4 Describe actions required to correct an angle of loll

3.5 Explain the effects of water on deck, and the means of reducing those effects, on the stability of a vessel of less than 200 gross tons.

3.6 Explain the effect on stability of a vessel that has been “bilged”.

3.7 Describe the actions to contain flooding in the event of underwater damage to the hull.

3.8 Describe the precautions required when making alterations to a vessel that may affect stability.

3.9 Describe situations that could cause a vessel to capsize and the actions required to minimize the risk.

CSLO (General) 4:  Use of the information contained in a vessel’s Simplified Stability Data to ensure the safe operation of a vessel

Student Learning Outcomes (Specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

4.1 Describe the information contained in the Simplified Stability Data supplied to a vessel of less than 200 gross tonnage.

4,6,7

1(b)

Written assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in

  • describing the information contained in the Simplified Stability Data supplied to a vessel of less than 200 gross tonnage
  • interpreting and applying the information provided in the Simplified Stability Data, without calculation
  • describing safe practices for operating the vessel in accordance with the supplied information

4.2 Interpret and apply the information provided in the Simplified Stability Data, without calculation.

4.3 Describe safe practices for operating the vessel in accordance with the supplied information

 

5)  COURSE CONTENT:
1. Fundamental stability principles for safe operation of a vessel
2. Load, discharge and shift of weights
3. Actions to counteract adverse effects on stability
4. Simplified Stability Data

 

6)  METHOD(S) OF INSTRUCTION:   
[X]  Lecture                  [   ]  Cooperative learning groups
[   ]  Laboratory             [X]  In-class exercises
[   ]  Audio visual          [X]  Demonstrations
[   ]  Other

7)  REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS:
1.  SPC 044 Small Vessel Stability, SPC Learner’s Guide
2.  International Convention on Loadlines, 1966
3.  Hydrometer for draft survey
4.  Wash Basin

8)  REFERENCE MATERIALS:
1. Ship Stability for Masters and Mates, 7th Edition, Revised, Derret, D.R. (2012)
2. Course Notes and handouts from the Instructor

9)  INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS:
None

10) EVALUATION:
A grade of at least 70% or a “C” must be achieved to progress to the next level.  All demonstrations should achieve at least a rate of 80%.

11) CREDIT BY EXAMINATION:
None

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