Loss Prevention reissues Basic Stability for Small Vessels booklet


We have reissued our Basic Stability for Small Vessels booklet which provides guidance on the fundamentals of stability.

The Club provides insurance solutions for many types of vessels and operations, each one having their own unique stability requirements. Over the years we have dealt with a number of claims involvinBasic Stability thumbnailg general cargo vessels and container ships with inadequate stability being allowed to undertake voyage.

There have also been a large number of similar incidents involving flat top barges, loaded with break bulk, containers, scrap metal or combinations of all three, whereby the lack of sufficient stability was overlooked until external factors were  at play such as heavy sea conditions, a sharp alteration of course or the pushing of an assisting tug.

This new edition of ‘Basic Stability for Small Vessels’ now takes into account the amendments to SOLAS Chapter VI, container gross mass verifications, that came into force on 1 July 2016.

The booklet covers:

  • Stability requirements
  • Basic principles of stability
  • How to overcome errors in calculations

 Click the image to the right to view the guide.