STABILITY GUIDANCE BOOKLET FOR POWERED VESSELS
|Publisher||Maritime & Coastguard Agency|
|D O W N L O A D|
This is a compact booklet released by the MCA, standing for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, one of the most recognized and respected authorities in the world of the maritime shipping. The booklet is intended to provide the Masters and watchkeepers of the powered seagoing ships with the brief information on what they shall be concentrated on in terms of the stability.
The information is arranged in six chapters, the first one giving the ship-specific checklist with the tips on how it shall be populated. The general cautions have been addressed in the second chapter, while the third one contains the necessary stability checklists. The next two chapters contain some explanatory notes and definitions.
Finally, the closing chapter of the booklet provides the Masters of the powered vessels with some additional guidance. Despite the compact size of the booklet, it is practically useful and should be referred to at all time; the content is clear and understandable, thanks to the contributions made by the industry professionals, and numerous illustrations supplementing the text. Note that there is a similar publication, providing the necessary stability guidance as applied to the sailing vessels.
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