A real ship stability information manual of the Diamond 53 which is the handymax sized bulk carrier design. The document will serve as an excellent reference source when used for training purposes by the people learning how to develop a good stability manuals and understand typical arrangement of the paper. The document starts with the general introduction providing instruction to the ship's Master.
Then the information comes related to the main particulars of the vessel, definitions used throughout the document and conversion table. The next major part of the manual contains necessary information about the stability of the vessel, free surface effect, proper use of the data tables, visibility and air draught, draught/trim calculations, ship displacement, hydrostatic data, stability curves, stability criteria, ballast water exchange info, calculation of load and strength, and other important aspects.
The rest of the chapters in the manual provide tank capacity information, ship loading conditions, distribution of the lightweight, working examples, stability data including KN and MS tables, max KG and min LM limits, inclining test and other information. All relevant drawings are also included together with the loading conditions.