Ship Stability - Curves of Statical Stability
Load Line requirements for minimum stability conditions
Ship Stability - Movement of the Centre of Gravity
Centre of gravity
Remember that the evidence relating to the incident is likely to be found on board the ship and that this evidence will be needed by the Club to defend claims which are received from injured persons, the owners of damaged cargo or property, or from a terminal operator.
You can use this Draught Survey program for free. It has no passwords. This program has been used for many years.
Handling characteristics will vary from ship type to ship type and from ship to ship. Handling qualities are determined by ship design, which in turn depends on the ship’s intended function. Typically, design ratios, such as a ship’s length to its beam, determine its willingness to turn.
Where the authorized officer so directs, or where the master is required to make a report under Regulation 13 (see Preparations for health clearance in Section H), no person other than the pilot, a customs officer, or an immigration officer, may, without the permission of the authorized officer, board or leave a ship until free pratique has been granted, and the master must take all reasonable steps to secure compliance with this requirement.
Advantages vary from one FOC register to another but often include the following:
A vessel is stranded when she is aground and cannot refloat without assistance.
Timesheets and Laytime calculation. After a fixture has been made and the vessel has commenced performance of the charter, "post-fixture activities" become important.
LETTER OF PROTEST
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INDEX of NOTES of PROTEST
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Fresh water allowance or FWA. This is the change in draught of a vessel when it moves from salt water (density 1.025 tonnes/cu.m) to fresh water (1 tonne/cu.m). The FWA for a vessel for a draught at or near the summer loadline can be calculated by the formula:
Displacement / 4 x TPC
where, TPC = the tonnes per centimetre immersion.