Ballast Control Operator Course

Ballast Control Operator Course meets all requirements listed under the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Resolution A.1079(28), and STCW Convention Regulations I/10 & I/02.

Courses Duration Participants Language
4 days 8 prs Eng / Ukr
4 days 8 prs English
4 days 8 prs Eng / Id
4 days 8 prs English
4 days 8 prs English
4 days 8 prs English
4 days 8 prs English


Course provides comprehensive training for personnel who will be involved in Ballast Control operations. Course will provide an understanding of the response of drill ships, column?stabilized floating units as well as jack?up rigs while afloat, to loading and environmental forces.

Reference material:

Ballast Control Operator Course book provided during training.
Video presentation – related to each chapter


  • Terminology associated to ships’ stability
  • States of equilibrium
  • Initial stability
  • Longitudinal and transverse stability
  • Hydrostatic parameters
  • List and trim
  • Loading weights and mooring system effects
  • Motions in a seaway and ballast control
  • Operating procedures and reports.

Course reviews

A delightful course
In my opinion, this course is perfect for those who eager to become a ballast control operator. I have aquired not only valuable knowledge but also absolutely delightful experience regarding performing ballast control operations. I will surelly implement those skills into my work. Review by: Richard