25.03.2021

SAFETY PRACTICES RELATED TO SMALL FISHING VESSEL STABILITY

Safety practices related to small fishing vessel stability

Author(s) Ari Gudmundsson
Publisher FAO of the UN
Date 2009
Pages 64
Format pdf
Size 3 Mb
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The main objective of the present technical paper was the introduction of the essential principles of the small fishing vessel stability as well as provision of the clear guidance on what shall be done by the crew members of the subject vessels in order to keep the stability maintained adequate. It is mainly aimed at the people engaged in the fishing industry including the mariners, shipbuilders, owners of the fishing vessels and all other parties.

We would also recommend the publication to be used as guidance for the people caring about the safety of their ship. The book opens with a brief introduction followed by the definitions of the terminology used. After that, the main precautions relating to the small ship stability are provided, including securing of the heavy items and free surface effect, icing and catch stowage, quartering and following seas, means of closing etc.

The alterations done to the ship construction are addressed in the next chapter. The stability criteria applied to the small fishing vessels are dealt with in detailed within a separate section, followed by the stability documentation including the hydrostatic and cross curves, operating conditions and other aspects.

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