Autoload Stability

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This course provides Deck Officers on board Offshore Support Vessel’s (OSV) practical use and understanding of the AUTOLOAD vessel loading computer.


The course is designed for Deck Officers on board an OSV (such as Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels, Platform Supply Vessels, etc) in using the AUTOLOAD software.


Students completing this course will assimilate theoretical knowledge and gain practical skills to support their on board training in use of the loading computer AUTOLOAD.

Theory and Practical

  • GZ curve understanding.
  • IMO & NMD criteria.
  • AH stability criteria.
  • Roll reduction tanks and FSM.
  • Stability with pipe on deck.
  • Cargo operations, fluid, liquid, bulks and containers.
  • Dry docking stability – Auto ballast.
  • SF and BM.
  • All of the above in relation to AUTOLOAD.

Course Pre-requisites

The participant must hold STCW Certificate of Competency and a basic understanding and principles of ship stability.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Requirements

This unit requires the ability to read and interpret typical product specifications, job sheets, procedures and safety information as provided to operators. Writing is required to the level of completing workplace forms. The course is delivered in English.

Assessment & Competency Achievement

There is no formal assessment carried out at the completion of the course. 100% attendance and participation in the course is required. Participants will be awarded a Certificate of Training on completion of the course.

Course Duration

2 Days

  • Day 1 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Day 2 - 8:30am to 3:00pm

Course Availability

To check for upcoming course dates, course availability and to enrol on this course, please go
to our Training Management Portal.

Number of Participants

Minimum 2 participants

Maximum 6 participants

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Course participants are required to agree with the Term and Conditions of enrolment. These terms and conditions are available at or on request from Farstad Shipping Offshore Simulation Centre staff.