This course is now delivered via real-time video conference allowing students to attend remotely. We can now run these programs upon request. Please contact us to arrange a training event or receive information on upcoming course dates that haven't yet been announced.
The 16-hour school of instruction will take the mystery out of the science of accurately determining a vessel's weight by water displacement. Designed for the student having little or no previous experience performing surveys of this type, the program will be presented by an extremely experienced and practicing draft surveyor in a fun, relaxed and easy to understand format. Adhering to standards established by the United Nations and the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) and using surveys and publications collected from actual vessels attended by the instructor, attention will be directed toward practical application rather than textbook theory. Throughout the entire course, the student can expect to be exposed to real-life scenarios while acquiring the fundamental skills necessary to properly perform a draft survey, which include but are not limited to:
(1) Methods of draft observations and application of mathematical corrections
(2) Seawater density observation and its effect on displacement calculations
(3) Inventory of consumables (ballast / freshwater / fuel)
(4) Deciphering unusual vessel hydrostatic data
(5) Avoiding common errors
(6) Solutions when “it just doesn’t work out”
The course material will focus on the metric system of measurement. Upon request, the imperial system will be addressed.
Class is scheduled for four sessions of approximately 4 hours each with homework assignments between each session. The instructor will remain online as needed at the end of each session to answer questions or review.
No final exam will be administered although the student can expect to be challenged throughout the entire program during class and written assignments between classroom sessions. This course is typically approved for CE credits by the International Institute of Marine Surveyors (IIMS), National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS) and the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS). All of these organizations require an application for approval for each course which will be processed at the request of the student.
Students completing the program and demonstrating skill proficiency will be awarded a certificate of completion.
The course is offered online as a open class for a maximum of 5 students or as a private class for 1 student .
Open Class: $1,600 (One Thousand Six Hundred USD)
Private class: $2,400 (Two Thousand Four Hundred USD)
The private class is popular with students having unpredictable schedules.
Tuition includes all course materials, report templates and 1-year of online support & mentorship. Please direct inquiries for additional information using the message portal below: