Stability on smaller vessels

  • Published: 27/07/2016

Focus on capsizing

Capsizing as a result of failing stability has led to several deaths in the fishing fleet. In order to focus on the problem, and hopefullycontribute to reduce the number of accidents, the Norwegian Maritime Authority has developed a brochure, "Stability guide for smaller vessels". The brochure is only available in Norwegian.

The brochure shows, in an easy and simple way, the different, important aspects that has a big impact on the stability of a vessel. It also gives a short introduction on how to make stability calculations, what kind of information they contain, and how to use the calculations on a daily basis.

The brochure was distributed to all owners of fishing vessels under 15 meters.

The brochure is available for download at the Yrkesfisker.no website.

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