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The main body of the document consists of two parts. In the Part A mandatory general and special criteria for the intact stability for various types of ships have been provided. The Part B contains recommendations for the certain types of ships and additional guidelines. In this part of the book there are recommended design criteria, guidance in preparing stability information (including the usage of stability instruments), icing considerations, coperational provisions against capsizing, determination of lightship parameters, and consideration for the weathertight and watertight integrity of the vessel. Two annexes supplementing this publication contain detailed guidance for the conduct of an inclining test, and recommendations for skippers of fishing vessels on ensuring a vessel's endurance in conditions of ice formation.