Ship Stability in Practice
by Babicz, Jan
The aim is to present a Onboard Stability Documentation standard to lower costs and make it easier to understand and apply. It should be of interest to ship design offices, ship manufacturers, shipping companies (owners and operators), educational institutions and others concerned with ship stability.
Part I includes basic knowledge on ship hydrostatics and stability, presentation of current rules requirements concerning stability as well as information on ship’s behaviour in waves. Plus descriptions of stability accidents and proposals of design solutions which increase ship collision safety and survivability after damage. A proposal for a consistent standard for dry cargo vessels is presented in Part II of the publication.