Course Description

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USCG & STCW approved, this course will cover the principles of materials handling and their application to the movement of marine cargoes, safe cargo operations, certification of cargo gear, stresses on cargo gear, mathematical calculations of safe and efficient cargo stowage, de-humidification units, and prevention of moisture damage due to cargo and ship sweat. In addition, this course will examine ship stability and trim and the practical application of these principles in the loading of vessels carrying break bulk, bulk and container cargoes. A container loading project will be completed involving computing stowage, trim, KG, GM, and LCG. The objective of this course is to provide students with the detailed knowledge to support the training outcomes related to Cargo Handling and Stowage at the Management Level and in doing so, satisfy company, national, and international regulations for candidates for certification as master or Chief Mate.

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