In this course, you will learn about ship squat, which is the reduction in under keel clearance experienced by a vessel when it moves in shallow water. This phenomenon is a result of the hydrodynamic interaction between the ship’s hull and the water, and it can have significant implications for ship navigation and safety. Throughout the course, you will explore the factors that influence ship squat, including ship speed, draft, trim, and the shape of the hull. You will learn how to calculate the amount of squat that a ship will experience under different conditions, and how to use this information to plan safe navigation in shallow water. By the end of this course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of ship squat and its implications for safe and efficient ship navigation in shallow water. You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to identify and manage the risks associated with squat, and to make informed decisions about ship navigation in a variety of challenging conditions.