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.
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.
(1) The master should familiarize himself with the Safety Management System and the Ship Security Plan.
Timesheets and Laytime calculation. After a fixture has been made and the vessel has commenced performance of the charter, "post-fixture activities" become important.
Cancelling date (Laycan). This is an abbreviation for the "Laydays and Cancelling" clause in a charterparty. This clause establishes the earliest date, when the ship is required by the charterer, (e.g. "Laytime for loading shall not commence before . . .") and the latest date for the commencement of the charter (e.g. “ . . . and should the vessel's Notice of Readiness not be given before . . . ") when the charterers have the option of cancelling the charter.