Covid 19

Dear Customer
You will all be aware that Covid 19 is a 1918 Spanish Flu like epidemic. It can be fatal to all age groups if caught. It is transmitted by coughing or sneezing and is particularly dangerous to those over 60 and those people with underlying health conditions.
We are constantly listening carefully to the latest Government advice regarding this viral outbreak. This states that it is particularly important, that anyone showing symptoms of fever or a constant dry cough, no matter how mild, should self-isolate (including family – if any) for 7 days and refrain from social or official contact. This includes not attending any courses booked with us or any other external activity involving proximity to other people. Additionally, and in any case, close social contact, which many of our course require, is advised against.
Our duty at Western Maritime Training Ltd is to ensure that you (or your employees) and our staff attend training events that are as safe as possible within the latest official guideline’s enforcements to date.
Accordingly, and in order that we all remain as safe as possible, we are mothballing our services until Government advice changes. Covid 19 is such a generic threat to the population that running face to face training is not an acceptable risk. Colleges and Universities are taking similar action.
With immediate effect our payment portals are now closed, and no further bookings will be taken. Customers already booked to courses will be offered alternative dates as soon as the situation becomes clearer. We will still be able to offer career and qualifications advice over the telephone. Please be aware that this may be limited access to this facility at times. You will be able to leave telephone messages if we are unable to talk to you immediately.
We regret having to take this action, we have operated under the same ownership and management for 24 years continuously, providing first class and value-for-money training and education. However, the safety of you and us and all our loved ones is paramount.
We look forward to being of service to you again soon.

Seafish Stability Awareness

The Seafish Stability Awareness course aims to increase the awareness of vessel stability and improve vessel safety standards in the Fishing industry.

The Under 16.5m Skipper’s Ticket requirement includes two 1 day courses on stability, entitled Stability Awareness for Experienced Fishermen (formerly Intermediate Stability) and Advanced Stability Awareness. Since 1st Jan 2018, all fishermen have been required to complete both courses.

Pre- Course Requirements

Candidates must be currently working as a commercial fisherman and be able to prove 18 months sea time.

You must hold all the Seafish Authority mandatory basic safety courses (Sea Survival, Fire FightingFirst Aid, Health and Safety at Sea and Safety Awareness).

Course Content

• Why vessels float
• Understand the factors that affect vessel stability
• The movement of liquids (free surface effect)
• Understand how vessels behave in a seaway and how this influences stability
• Basic stability terms
• Equilibrium
• Effect of the movement of weights on stability
• Hauling gear and landing catch
• Weathertight and watertight integrity
• General stability guidance

Course Delivery

The course consists of lectures, films and demonstrations.

Assessment and Certification

There is a short written assessment at the end of the course. Successful candidates will be awarded the Seafish Stability Awareness Certificate.


To book, select the course you want below and click 'Book Now' on the event page. 

Seafish Stability Awareness Course Dates

There are currently no scheduled dates for this course. if you would like further information about the course or to discuss future course dates then please phone us on 01752 770589


Course Cost

The course is currently free to commercial fishermen with all the required safety courses.


Course Duration

2 Days

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