Introduction to ship construction, stresses and corrosion, transverse stability, reserve buoyancy and damage control, global and local meteorological effects, meteorological instruments and weather information, the principles for safe seamanship, watch keeping, preparation for sea and maintenance.

Length:

5 Days

Pre-requisites:

  • Minimum Age of 19 years old
  • IYT MOY Limited OR RYA Yachtmaster

Classroom:

  • 10 Students (max)

Course Description:

General Ships Knowledge (GSK) is divided into four sections:

  1. Ship Construction
  2. Stability
  3. Meteorology
  4. Seamanship

The following topics are covered:

  • Methods of yacht construction and local stresses due to static and dynamic loading
  • Bilge-pumping systems
  • Global and local meteorological effects
  • Meteorological instruments and weather information
  • The principles for safe navigational watch keeping
  • The functions of classification societies
  • Basic principles of hydrostatics and related terms
  • The concept of initial stability

Upcoming Courses

MCA General Ships Knowledge

May 20 - May 24
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One event on March 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on April 22, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on May 20, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on July 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on August 12, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on September 9, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on October 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on November 18, 2019 at 12:00 am

MCA General Ships Knowledge

August 12 - August 16
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One event on March 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on April 22, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on May 20, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on July 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on August 12, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on September 9, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on October 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on November 18, 2019 at 12:00 am

MCA General Ships Knowledge

September 9 - September 13
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One event on March 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on April 22, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on May 20, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on July 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on August 12, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on September 9, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on October 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on November 18, 2019 at 12:00 am

MCA General Ships Knowledge

October 21 - October 25
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One event on March 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on April 22, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on May 20, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on July 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on August 12, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on September 9, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on October 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on November 18, 2019 at 12:00 am

MCA General Ships Knowledge

November 18 - November 22
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One event on March 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on April 22, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on May 20, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on July 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on August 12, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on September 9, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on October 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on November 18, 2019 at 12:00 am