Statutory alert: New intact stability criteria for ships engaged in towing, lifting and anchor handling operations.
02 February 2018
Applicability: All ships that undertake towing, lifting or anchor handling operations as part of their normal duties
New intact stability criteria have been agreed for ships that undertake towing, lifting or anchor handling operations. As not all ships undertake these operations, these new criteria are contained in Part B (non-mandatory) of the International Code on Intact Stability, 2008.
The new criteria enter into force on 1 January 2020 and should be used for ships after this date.
It should be noted that any new or revised Stability Information Booklets, which are received after the date of this Class News for ships that undertake towing, lifting or anchor handling operations, will be verified against these new criteria. In cases of non-compliance, the yard/owner will be advised accordingly.
For exact details of the amendment, see IMO Resolutions MSC.413(97), MSC.414(97) and MSC.415(97).
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