Everyone might have an idea about what constitutes a stable personality, but actually defining it is difficult. The same applies to the concept of a stable ship. Nevertheless, the term ‘stability’ is still applied to all types of vessels in many regulations.

Stability affects the safety of the ship and its crew, as well as the environment. Therefore, it is essential that each crew member understands the meaning of stability, irrespective of their position or which type of ship they are working on.

In this book, the concept of stability is defined and visualised in a way that makes it accessible to everyone. Some topics are dealt with in detail, but they are still easy to understand, even without prior knowledge of the subject.

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