The stability of a vessel describes the vessel's ability to re-right itself after heeling. Poor stability may in the worst case lead to capsizing and sinking.
Some of the vessel stability is integrated in the vessel's structure, but the stability is at all times affected by variable factors such as the amount of cargo and fuel oil on board, deck cargo, ice accretion, use of anti-rolling tanks, etc.
The Norwegian Maritime Authority requires vessels to have approved stability calculations on board for a number of different loading conditions representing the operative cycle of the fishing vessel.
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